Diabetes Center—Type 1
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General Overview
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.


InDepth
Living With Diabetes

In her own words: living with type 1 diabetes
Read about one woman's experience of growing up with type 1 diabetes.

 
Resources
American Diabetes Association

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases




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