Juvenile Diabetes Essay

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Abstract Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown Juvenile Diabetes In 1901, a biologist by the name of Paul Langerhans was interested in learning about the structure of the pancreas. He discovered there were clumps of tissue clustered in the pancreas. Langerhans never learned the function of this tissue. These cells became known as the Islets of Langerhans. He never realized he would be associated with who discovered diabetes. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2011). Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and-at present-nothing you can do to get rid of it. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder of the body's immune system. Juvenile diabetes is diagnosed in children, teenagers and young adults. The exact cause of juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes) is still unclear. The common belief is that juvenile diabetes is caused due to an insult to the immune system. This can be either infectious or toxic, which in turn causes the autoimmune response to alter pancreatic protein, resulting in inadequate insulin production. Let's make one thing perfectly clear, this type of diabetes is not caused by obesity or by

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