Diabetes is a severe and chronic metabolic described as increased blood sugar levels. There are four (4) common types of diabetes, each having distinct characteristics and symptoms. Type 1 diabetes is one of the types of diabetes that appears during childhood and further develops into their adult years.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
This type of diabetes progresses more rapidly than type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes have an immune system that attacks their healthy cells in the pancreas. Once destroyed, their bodies will no longer produce insulin, resulting in the overproduction of glucose in the bloodstream.
High blood sugar levels can be dangerous and cause severe damage to the body.
Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that stops a person’s pancreas from producing insulin. It is not caused by an unhealthy lifestyle or unhealthy eating; studies show that it is genetic.
The symptoms that appear for type 1 diabetes patients are often severe. Since it takes a long time before the symptoms are noticed, those symptoms destroy a lot of beta cells. Some of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes are like other health conditions.
Some of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes are: – Increased thirst – Extreme hunger – Weight loss – Fatigue – Blurry vision
To know if you have type 1 diabetes, you will have to get your blood tested.