juvenile-onset diabetes


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juvenile-onset diabetes

[′jü·vən·əl ¦ȯn‚set ‚dī·ə′bēd·ēz]
(medicine)
A form of diabetes mellitus which develops early in life and presents much more severe symptoms than the more common maturity-onset diabetes.
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Hans-Michael Dosch, senior investigator on the diabetes study, said studies involving almost 400 children with juvenile-onset diabetes indicated that an immunologic reaction to a protein in cow's milk appeared to be a factor in developing the disease in a majority of cases.
When diabetes struck during childhood earlier, it was routinely assumed to be type 1 or juvenile-onset diabetes.
People with type 1 or juvenile-onset diabetes, stop making insulin early in life when a misdirected immune onslaught kills off their beta cells.

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