type 1 diabetes

or type I diabetes


noun

a severe form of diabetes mellitus in which insulin production by the beta cells of the pancreas is impaired, usually resulting in dependence on externally administered insulin, the onset of the disease typically occurring before the age of 25.

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Also called in·su·lin-de·pend·ent di·a·be·tes [in-suh-lin-di-pen-duhnt, in-syuh-], /ˈɪn sə lɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt, ˈɪn syə-/, ju·ve·nile-on·set di·a·be·tes [joo-vuh-nl-on-set, -awn-, -nahyl-] /ˈdʒu və nlˈɒnˌsɛt, -ˈɔn-, -ˌnaɪl-/ .
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Medical definitions for type 1 diabetes

type 1 diabetes

n.

diabetes mellitus
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