What is Type 1 Diabetes
There are some kind of diabetes. I show only 2 types of them below. “Type 1” (my desease) and “Type 2” (well known as “diabetes”)
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive.
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is often diagnosed later in life and can be due to genetic predisposition or behavior. T2D is a metabolic disorder in which a person’s body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. It can be managed with diet and exercise or medication. More serious cases may require insulin therapy.
Though they share the name diabetes, the two diseases are quite different.
My thought about T1D
When I was in a 2nd grade at high-school, I got Type 1 Diabetes. It was summer.
In the summer vacation, I was feeling too dull to stand up from the floor and I was very thirsty that I could not stop drinking tap of water so much, then I went to toilet many times even while working as part-time job.
“I don’t wanna be defeated by summer heat.”