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Diabetes, Insulin Dependent


Synonyms of Diabetes, Insulin Dependent
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type I
  • IDDM
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Insulin-dependent diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin and is, therefore, unable to convert nutrients into the energy necessary for daily activity. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels by promoting the movement of glucose into cells for energy production or into the liver and fat cells for storage. (Glucose is a simple sugar that is the body's primary source of energy for cell metabolism.) The disorder affects females and males in equal numbers. Although the exact causes of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes are not known, autoimmune, genetic and environmental (i.e., viral) factors seem to play a role.
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    Organizations related to Diabetes, Insulin Dependent
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • American Diabetes Association
      National Call Center
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-549-1500
      800 #: 800-342-2383
      e-mail: askADA@diabetes.org
      Home page: http://www.diabetes.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • Hormone Foundation
      8401 Connecticut Ave
      Chevy Chase MD 20815
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-467-6663
      e-mail: hormone@endo-society.org
      Home page: http://www.hormone.org
    • JDF-Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
      7100 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 5J2
      Ontario None L3R 5J2
      Phone #: 905-944-8700
      800 #: 877-287-2533
      e-mail: general@jdfc.ca
      Home page: http://www.jdfc.ca
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
      120 Wall St. 19th Fl
      New York NY 10005-4001
      Phone #: 212-785-9500
      800 #: 800-533-2873
      e-mail: info@jdrf@org
      Home page: http://www.jdrf.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
      1 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3560
      Phone #: 301-654-3327
      800 #: 800-891-5388
      e-mail: DDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
      P.O. Box 544 or 224 South Maple Street
      Ambler PA 19002
      Phone #: 215-325-1306
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@celiaccentral.org
      Home page: http://www.CeliacCentral.org
    • New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
      811 East Wisconsin Ave
      Milwaukee WI 53202
      Phone #: 414-299-0124
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: horizons@new-horizons.org
      Home page: http://www.new-horizons.org



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