Diabetes Type 1
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     Not everyone understands when someone may be suffering from type 1 diabetes symptoms because they don’t really understand what it is. Because of this, many people don’t realize when they have it. This is why it is important to educate people on what type 1 diabetes is what contributes to it or causes it, and what the symptoms are.

What is Diabetes Type 1 and What Contributes to It?

     Type 1 diabetes can appear quickly, and it is a serious matter when it does. There is not cure for this condition. This type is called insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes and it is a condition in which the pancreas produces either little or no insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose enter the cells in order to produce energy. Unfortunately, it is a chronic condition that is imperative to manage.

     There are different things that can contribute to this type of diabetes. Those factors can be genetics or exposure to certain viruses. But, this type of diabetes usually shows itself during adolescence. Nonetheless, it can develop at any age. This also, makes it very important to watch for symptoms of this type of diabetes.


·         Increased thirst

·         Frequent urination

·         Extreme hunger

·         Weight loss

·         Fatigue

·         Blurred vision

What Causes These Symptoms?

     There are many symptoms of diabetes. The symptoms that usually give it away are increased thirst and urination, extreme hunger, weight loss, fatigue, and blurred vision. The increased thirst and frequent urination are caused as the excess glucose builds up in your blood and the liquid or fluid is pulled from the tissues. This leaves the person thirsty and causes them to drink and in turn urinate more. The extreme hunger is caused when there isn’t enough insulin to move the glucose into a person’s cells and the muscles and the organs are depleted of energy. This will then trigger a very strong feeling of hunger that will last even after a person eats.  Because the insulin is either too low or not present, the glucose in the food doesn’t get to the tissues; therefore, the tissues are being starved. This causes weight loss. Fatigue is also caused by the lack of glucose for energy. But the blurred vision is caused when the glucose level is very high and the fluid is pulled from their eyes.

     It is very important to manage type 1 diabetes. It is a chronic condition that is contributed to or caused by various factors. It is important to know the symptoms. By understanding them, people can make better decisions and get diagnosed sooner.