Six Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms You Need to Know

Type 1 diabetes[1] is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells[2] in the pancreas. As a result, the pancreas produces little or no insulin[3]. Type 1 diabetes is also characterized by the presence of certain autoantibodies against insulin or other components of the insulin-producing system such as glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), tyrosine phosphatase and/or islet cells.

At this time, there’s no cure for Type 1 diabetes. Treatment consists of infusing insulin with a syringe, insulin pen or insulin pump.

Learn about six common Type 1 diabetes symptoms below.

Frequent urination

Frequent urination

Kidneys absorb extra glucose, or sugar, from the blood. When blood glucose levels are very high, the kidneys are overwhelmed and produce extra urine.

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