Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideManagementType 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Treatment

Thomas Donner, M.D., Gregory Clark, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease.
  • Destruction of insulin producing beta-cells renders patients insulin deficient.
  • Exogenous insulin must be used to treat T1DM[3].

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Last updated: October 4, 2015