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.

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Living With Diabetes
PD_Character Studies_SS32014In 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

http://www.diabetes.org

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

http://www.jdf.org

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases

http://www.niddk.nih.gov