Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the pancreas, a gland that produces insulin. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, resulting in a lack of insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood, so without enough insulin, glucose cannot enter the body’s cells and instead accumulates in the bloodstream, leading to high blood sugar levels.
Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can occur at any age.
The symptoms of type 1 diabetes may include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and weight loss.
If left untreated, type 1 diabetes can lead to serious complications, such as nerve damage, vision loss, and kidney disease. Treatment for type 1 diabetes typically involves insulin therapy, which replaces the insulin that the body is unable to produce.
Insulin may be delivered through injections or an insulin pump, and the dose is tailored to the individual’s needs. In addition to insulin therapy, individuals with type 1 diabetes may need to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly, follow a healthy diet, and engage in regular physical activity to manage their condition.
- Regenerate insulin-producing cells
- Regulate the immune system
- Improve insulin sensitivity
- Promote tissue regeneration
- Reduce inflammation
- Enhance glucose metabolism
- Increase insulin secretion
- Provide a long-term solution
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce the risk of complications