Principal pharmacist, specialist services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Type 1 diabetes: insulin managementSubscription
Insulin is used by patients with type 1 diabetes to prevent hyperglycaemia and reduce the risk of developing long-term complications. Different types of insulin have different properties and are used in a range of treatment regimens to best suit each individual patient.
Type 1 diabetes: pathophysiology and diagnosis Subscription
Type 1 diabetes is caused by the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing b-cells of the islets of Langerhans. Genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a part in the onset of the disease, which usually occurs in childhood and young adulthood.