- Q Can type 1 diabetes be prevented?
There is currently no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes. Studies and clinical trials are underway to help determine the cause and possible prevention of type 1 diabetes. Early diagnosis and intensive insulin therapy helps prevent the severity of... Full Answer
- Q How is type 1 diabetes diagnosed?
The most common way to diagnose diabetes in children and non-pregnant adults is through blood tests. These tests measure milligrams of blood sugar per deciliter, which is expressed by mg/dL. One test, the fasting blood glucose test, is usually performed... Full Answer
- Q Does type 1 diabetes run in families?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyType 1 diabetes often runs in families. Unlike the more common type 2, type 1 diabetes is most likely an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. An infection or another trigger may... Full Answer
- Q Can I develop type 1 diabetes as an adult?
The great majority of people who develop type 1 diabetes are children and young adults under the age of 20. However-type 1 diabetes-which has also been referred to as juvenile diabetes-can occur at any age-though rare among adults. Of all of the adults... Full Answer