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Type 1 Diabetes Referral Guidelines

Type 1 diabetes is generally an autoimmune condition when pancreatic islet cells are unable to produce enough insulin to maintain blood sugar within normal range. Without insulin, the body will be unable to metabolize glucose and blood sugars will increase. In order to provide energy, the body will break down fat and protein and may develop ketones, which can cause diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Patient symptoms will include increased urination, dehydration, increased drinking fatigue and weight loss.