Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the cells that produce insulin, resulting in either no insulin or a low amount of insulin. Low amounts of insulin result in increased blood sugar levels, and can cause severe metabolic disturbances, coma, and seizures. People with type 1 diabetes are treated with daily dosages of insulin.
There are a wide range of symptoms, and the disease is thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. Medical emergencies and procedures can be complicated by type 1 diabetes, and it's important patients are recognized as having the disease.
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