link to the broadcast : ZIBB
topic of the program : Diabetes in children
Type 1 diabetes usually affects children and young people and requires daily insulin injections. It is an autoimmune disease.
classifies In diabetes, the immune system, the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas suddenly as dangerous aliens. The immune system fights as long as the cells of the body until they are almost completely destroyed. As a consequence, no insulin is produced. Insulin is a hormone that sugar from the blood filters and feeds the body cells. If the blood sugar level is too high (above 7.5 millimoles per liter) is the "fuel" did not arrive in the body cells. As a result, nerves may die. In the worst case, a sugar shock lead to coma, so that acute life-threatening danger. As causes for the chronic disease Scientists suspect a previous viral infection with measles, mumps and rubella viruses. Genetic factors also play a role. In 10 to 15 percent of all children and young people under 15 with type 1 diabetes mother or father is also diabetic. Type 1 diabetes require lifelong insulin injections and is not to present knowledge curable.
visit to the studio is Dr. Karsten Milewski, a specialist in internal and general medicine, diabetes specialist, a sports physician Doctors for Nutrition and Medicine.