Juvenile Diabetes

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by Jordo14
Last updated 5 years ago

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Science
Subject:
Biology
Grade:
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Juvenile Diabetes

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.Essential life function: Type 1 diabetes can affect major organs in your body, including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Keeping your blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications.

-Taking Insulin-Carbohydrate Counting-Eating healthy foods(less dairy, more fruits) -controlling your blood pressure levels -controlling your cholesterol levels-Frequent blood sugar monitoring-Exercising regularly & maintaining a healthy weightWhen you have diabetes, you need a flu vaccine every year. You also need a hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine.

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What is it?

The body’s own immune system-which normally fights harmful bacteria & viruses- mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing(islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a certain role in this process; exposure to certain environmental factors, such as viruses, may trigger the disease.

Causes

Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 diabetes)

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Symptoms

Prevention

-Increased Thirst-Excessive Urination-Increased Hunger-Blurred Vision-Fast Heart Fast-Headaches-Fatigue/Sleepiness-Weight loss

-While type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, some research suggests that breastfeeding, avoiding early introduction of solid foods, and other factors might play a role in lowering the risk of developing the disease.People who have type 1 diabetes can help prevent or delay the development of complications by keeping their blood sugar in a target range. They also need regular medical checkups to detect early signs of complications.

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