Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood-glucose, or blood sugar, levels.
T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive.
T2D is a metabolic disorder in which a person’s body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. It can be managed with diet and exercise or medication. More serious cases may require insulin therapy.
Though they share the name of diabetes, the two diseases are quite different.
Signs of T1D
T1D is identified in children and adults as they show signs of the following symptoms:
Itchy or dry skin
Unexplained weight loss
What happens in the body of a person with T1D?
People are typically diagnosed with T1D after showing symptoms ( e. g., nausea, vomiting, extreme thirst, As the body, becomes incapable of creating insulin, which allows your body to use the sugar found in food, called glucose, as energy,
If not treated properly, Chronic high blood sugar often causes devastating health complications later in life, including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and nerve damage that can lead to amputations.