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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Better Management Means Better Health

Of the three main types of diabetes, type 1 affects approximately 5% of those with the disease.

Type 1 is sometimes referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early onset diabetes and is most often diagnosed in children and young adults.

In this type of diabetes, the pancreas isn’t able to produce insulin, a hormone that helps your body convert blood sugar (broken down carbohydrates) into energy. Insulin also helps control blood sugar levels.

When insulin production is halted, blood sugar levels rise causing further health complications. With insulin therapy and other treatments, patients with Type 1 diabetes can live long, healthy lives.

If you have type 1 diabetes, you need to take insulin for the rest of your life, follow a healthy diet, and monitor your blood sugar levels.