Type-1 Diabetes

Type-1 diabetes is caused by the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas by the impaired immune response. Early symptoms include:

  • Constant hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • A feeling of tiredness

As the diabetes progresses, the person may complain of stomach pain, vomiting and frequent urination.

The management of type-1 diabetes includes giving insulin either by injection or through an insulin pump, nutrition management and physical activity.

Related Topics:

  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • American Thyroid Association
  • The Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Endocrine Society
  • Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association