|How Type 1 Diabetes Occurs|
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- People with chronic type 2 diabetes who lose the ability to make insulin.
- Some with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic surgery. They may lose the cells that make insulin.
- People with cystic fibrosis.
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which is the result of too much insulin
- Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness
- Diabetic nephropathy, which can lead to kidney failure
- Heart disease
- Diabetic neuropathy, which can lead to amputations
- Erectile dysfunction
- Peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities
- Early death
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Diabetes mellitus type 1. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 27, 2015. Accessed September 8, 2015.
Type 1 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?loc=DropDownDB-type1. Accessed September 8, 2015.
- Reviewer: Kim A. Carmichael, MD
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/08/2015 -