What is type 1 diabetes?

P Lambert, PJ Bingley

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Type 1 diabetes is characterized by immune-mediated destruction of pancreatic [beta]-cells resulting in insulin deficiency. This results in a common biochemical end-point of hyperglycaemia and risk of ketoacidosis, but the clinical presentation varies widely depending on the rate and degree of [beta]-cell failure. As a consequence, there has been increasing recognition of type 1 diabetes presenting in adulthood, and a blurring of the margins between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. These points are reflected in the most recent report on the diagnosis and classification of diabetes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Translated title of the contributionWhat is type 1 diabetes?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 5
Number of pages5
Volume30 (1)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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Publisher: Elsevier


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