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Juvenile Diabetes

Q. What are the different types of Diabetes?

A. There are four different type of Diabetes, namely Type 1 & 2, Gestational Diabetes and others such as LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes, MODY.

Q. What is Juvenile Diabetes?

A. Juvenile diabetes is type 1 diabetes (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile). It is also known as IDDM - Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Q. When does Type 1 #Diabetes occurs? 

A. It occurs when the body own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

Q. What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes? 

A. Symptoms are Sudden onset, weight loss, extreme thirst, excessive urination(day & night), excessive hunger, severe fatigue, tiredness, visual problems, leg pain, inability to concentrate in school which may further lead to respiratory distress, drowsiness and coma, if not treated early.

Q. What is the "honeymoon phase"? #Diabetes

 A. When insulin is started, the Beta cells which are still viable from immune damage start secreting insulin for a short while (3-6 months), thereby reducing the requirement of insulin dose. Often insulin is not required in the said period; hence it is called as Honeymoon Phase.

Q. Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

A. Not really. It depends on how genes and environmental factors interact to determine a person's risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

It can be genetic, however it’s not hereditary. Type 1#Diabetes. Certain factors may result in developing diabetes type 1 in generations; however studies have shown that Type 1 is not transferred hereditarily.

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