Just a decade ago, juvenile diabetes was a rare word to be heard. Also, most of the population was unaware of this disease. But now, juvenile diabetes has become common all over the world. The population which suffers from this disease has also been increasing in its size at rapid pace. This has become a matter of concern to the health experts around the world.
Juvenile diabetes is a result of an autoimmune disorder. This occurs because of a virus that damages the function of beta cell. Hence the body will fail to produce insulin which is important to convert the glucose into energy in the body. The other reason could be a toxic element which turns the immune system against the beta cell or the pancreatic B antigens which looks like a viral protein.
Juvenile diabetes is mostly a hereditary problem rather than being obese. In United States only, about 15 – 20% population is suffering from this disease. It is believed that nearly 15,000 children are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes every year.