- Q How is type 1 diabetes treated in young children?
William Lee Dubois, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismInsulin is the one and only way to treat Type-1 Diabetes, regardless of age, because those of us with T-1 don’t produce any insulin ourselves. Without insulin from outside, T-1 is fatal.When it comes to young children, although the medication is... Full Answer
- Q What are the different types of diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a problem with the body's defense system, called the immune system. This form of diabetes usually... Full Answer
- Q What is type 1 diabetes in young children?
William Lee Dubois, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismIt’s a poorly understood auto-immune disease that causes the body to mistake the insulin producing cells of the pancreas for invaders. The body’s immune system then attacks these pancreatic “beta” cells and destroys them, taking... Full Answer
- Q What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineType I diabetes, sometimes called "juvenile diabetes" because the disease often begins in childhood, occurs when the body quits making insulin, the hormone necessary to metabolize sugar in your food and to regulate glucose levels in your blood. In... Full Answer