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Type 1 Diabetes

December 30, 2015 by  
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Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is a condition where the pancreas no longer makes enough or any insulin leaving the person dependent on insulin injections to regulate blood sugar levels for life. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and adolescents, but it can also be diagnosed in adults. Adults who […]

Type 1.5 Diabetes

December 21, 2015 by  
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Type 1.5 diabetes, also known as latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), is a form of diabetes where an adult has aspects of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes is caused by an autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. As the beta cells are […]

The Artificial Pancreas

July 15, 2015 by  
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What is the pancreas? The pancreas is an organ that secretes several hormones including insulin and glucagon. It also releases digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin is used to deliver glucose from the bloodstream to cells where it is needed. Glucagon causes the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream. With type […]

Understanding Diabetes

July 8, 2015 by  
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When your body digests food it breaks it down into usable components that travel through your blood. One of those components is glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar that your body uses as fuel. In order for the glucose to get into your cells and provide them with energy it needs to be escorted […]