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Diabetes Type 1 Care at St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT Department Of MedicineType 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas completely stops producing insulin, the hormone that allows the body to use glucose (the main type of sugar found in foods) for energy. Once known as juvenile onset diabetes because it was thought to most often develop in childhood or in young adults, diabetes type 1 can begin at any age.

Daily insulin injections must be taken by diabetes type 1 patients in order to survive. Synthetic insulin taken by these patients is manufactured using a process called recombinant DNA, and is very safe.

As with its counterpart, diabetes type 2, our St. Vincent's physicians and specialists are able to expertly treat diabetes type 1 so that the severe threats posed by the disease over time are minimized or avoided. Key is the early recognition and response by the patient to its signs and symptoms by speaking to a physician as soon as possible after the symptoms are observed. Following a treatment plan with consistency is essential.

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