Diabetes Center—Type 1En Español (Spanish Version)
Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.In her own words: living with type 1 diabetes
Read about one woman's experience of growing up with type 1 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases