What are the Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas leading to the inability to produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but it usually appears before the age of 40 and more commonly in childhood. Approximately 400,000 people have type 1 diabetes in the UK alone.
Although there is currently no cure for the condition, type 1 diabetes can be managed with exogenous insulin and diabetics can live normal, productive lives.
Below are some of the most common symptoms of type 1 diabetes. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible.