Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that can not be prevented

Written by: Dra. Pilar Martín Vaquero
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿? As Type 1 Diabetes


The clinic type 1 diabetes becomes a month ago with symptoms and signs that I call the pes: polyurea, polydipsia, polyphagia and weight loss, ie urinate a lot, get up at night when previously they did it and are losing weight without knowing why. They go to the doctor, they are made to glycemia and see that this very high. That's the most common way to diagnose type 1 diabetes.


¿, It can be prevented


Type 1 diabetes is not preventable. All attempts have been unsuccessful. Although genetically have a predisposition, which triggers the immune system, whether toxic, whether virus, is not exactly known and can not stop.


¿, must take insulin for life


Insulin is not taken, injected, and today there is no other way to treat type 1 diabetes more than with injected insulin and lifetime. Another thing is that they are better forms of administration of a patently. Already today day insulin pumps are the order of the day and are a common form of treatment.


¿That care should be followed daily


The person with type 1 diabetes must take into account what you eat, what you inject, as a function of physical activity and what you do during the day. Must have an advanced education that their control is excellent.


¿What types of insulin are no


Well there are two types of insulin, a fast and a slow. The slow is to counteract basal metabolism energy we need if we are asleep. And the fast, which is required before every meal. That's why people usually with one or two doses of lente insulin and at least three doses of fast insulin before breakfast, lunch and dinner.


¿What are the differences between inject insulin to a child or an adult


The difference between inject insulin to a child or an adult is given by the adipose tissue, depending on whether it is more or greater wee. There are needles 4mm and 9mm needles. Also the inclination of the needle is important. It may be perpendicular or in those who are very skinny, whether children or adults, oblique lest we click in muscle. But no other differences.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Pilar Martín Vaquero
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

It is a reference in diabetes, obesity and thyroid disease, enfermadades to which is specially dedicated in his more than 28 years of experience as an endocrinologist. He has been Head of the Endocrinology and Nutrition at the Hospital Infanta Cristina (Madrid) and has published more than one hundred articles and more than 20 book chapters Endocrinology. She has taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid and was executive secretary of "Advances in Diabetology", official journal of the Spanish Diabetes Society for 6 years. He is currently the director of the medical journal "Diabetes Space" and medical director of the Center d-médical, Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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