Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Diagnosis, Pediatric
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Type 1 diabetes mellitus, or type 1 diabetes, is a long-term (chronic) disease. It happens when the cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin are destroyed.
Normally, insulin lets blood sugar (glucose) enter cells in your body. This provides energy. If your child has type 1 diabetes, glucose cannot get into cells. It builds up in the blood instead. This causes high blood glucose (hyperglycemia).
There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Treatment can help you and your child manage their condition.
The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not known.
These blood tests may be done more than once. Your child may also need urine tests or other blood tests.
If your child has symptoms of diabetes, they may be looked at in the emergency room. Your child may need to stay at the hospital at the start of treatment.
The provider will set treatment goals that are right for your child. These will be based on your child's age and other conditions they have.
Questions to ask your child's health care provider
These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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