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Can a person with diabetic type 1 survive without insulin injection?


Deeksha Khare says

This will largely depends on the severity of your type 1 diabetes. However for the majority of cases, type 1 will eventually progress to the point where you would require insulin administration. The reason behind this is because type 1 diabetic has lost the function to produce insulin .The pancreas has been destroyed by autoimmune cells in the body, hence rendering it unable to secret insulin. Without insulin, the body struggles to utilise glucose as energy. As a result of that, it starts breaking down fat. The breakdown in fat generates ketones, which is highly acidic to the body. The body is unable to function in a state of academia. This is life threatening and might lead to death within hours or days if not treated promptly.