What triggers juvenile diabetes?

It is unknown what specifically causes type 1 diabetes. However, the immune system of the body, which typically targets dangerous bacteria and viruses, accidentally kills the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas in the majority of individuals with type 1 diabetes. It seems that both genetics and environmental factors are involved in this process.

Although the precise cause of the immune reaction attacking the pancreas is unknown, researchers and doctors suspect a virus. Although type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any age, the majority of children receive a diagnosis between the ages of 4 and 7 and 10 and 14 years old.

Can juvenile diabetes go away?

A pancreas transplant or a transplant of the specific cells in the pancreas that make insulin are the only treatments for Type 1 diabetes that are currently available. However, 1.6 million Americans suffer from the illness, and there are currently insufficient organs available, making a solution for the great majority of them unattainable.

Insulin is required for all children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes in order for glucose to enter their cells and be used as an energy source. Your child’s insulin schedule will be customized by the care team. Insulin can be given to children: via injection.

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