It is possible that the main title of the report Diabetes, Insulin Dependent is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Insulin-dependent diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin and is, therefore, unable to convert nutrients into the energy necessary for daily activity. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels by promoting the movement of glucose into cells for energy production or into the liver and fat cells for storage. (Glucose is a simple sugar that is the body's primary source of energy for cell metabolism.) The disorder affects females and males in equal numbers. Although the exact causes of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes are not known, autoimmune, genetic and environmental (i.e., viral) factors seem to play a role.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
22100 Gratiot Ave.
East Detroit, MI 48021
American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Office of Communications & Public Liaison
Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
2550 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 800
Ontario, M2J 5A9
Tel: (647) 789-2000
Fax: (416) 491-2111
Tel: (877) CURE.533
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
26 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
8401 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5817
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
PO Box 4121
Brick, NJ 08723
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
Geneva, CH 1211
Tel: +31 73-6992965
Fax: +41 22 906 91 40
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