Definitions for "Type I diabetes"
Results from inability to make insulin due to a combination of genetics or inheritance and environmentalstressors. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is associated with insulin's lack of availability, its action on the receptor sites, and/or its function with the glycolytic pathway. Also called insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes.
Insulin dependent (Type I) diabetes is less common than Type II. This disease occurs when the pancreas can’t make insulin, or at least not enough. Often this form of diabetes begins in childhood or the young adult years, but people of any age can get it. Insulin shots are required daily.
Type 1 Diabetes typically surfaces in childhood. It is thought to be caused partly by genetics. Symptoms include excessive thirst, increased urination, weight loss (despite increased appetite), nausea, vomiting, fatigue and ammenorea. People who have Type I Diabetes are unable to produce insulin. As a result, they often must take insulin injections.