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Diabetes Type 1

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Harley Roehm

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic lifelong disease where the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to properly control blood suger levels. Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase N1 Is the known gene for Diabetes Diabetes is found on Chromosome 20 Symptoms of Diabetes
Increased thirst and frequent urination:
as axcess sugar builds up in your bloodstream fluids are pulled from your tissues. Making you drink more causing you to have to urinate more aswell. Extreme hunger
Without enough insulin to move sugar into your cells, your muscles and organs become depleted of energy Fatigue:
When your cells become deprived of sugar you may become tried and irritable

If people who have diabetes dont take care of themselves they can shorten thier lifespan by 5 to 8 years. After a period of time of not taking care of yourself your kidney can start to fail Cure? There is no cure for diabetes type 1 Treatment
The only treatment for type 1 is making sure that your blood sugar levels stay within your target range and taking many insulin shots, the amount depends on your blood sugar and what you are eating. Diabetes is more likely in African Americans than
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