What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes also known as insulin-dependent diabetes is a medical condition in which the pancreas is either unable to produce insulin or produce very little of it. Type 1 diabetes is common in children and young adults and thus used to be referred to as Juvenile diabetes. However, an adult can also develop type 1 diabetes which can turn into a chronic condition if symptoms are not identified and treated properly.
Dr. Ajay Gupta, MD Chief Pathologist IFA , Gurugram
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder (disease in which our body destroys our own cells) leading to high blood glucose levels. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and less than 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In this disease, the body produces little or no insulin-a hormone released by pancreas in our body.