Type 1 diabetes
Also known as:
Juvenile diabetes, Childhood diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease that develops when the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that lets sugar (glucose) move from the blood into the body's cells, where it can be used for energy or stored for later use. If sugar cannot move from the blood into the cells, the person's blood sugar rises above a safe level and the cells cannot function properly.
Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, although it typically develops in children and young adults, usually before the age of 30.
Whether you have had diabetes for some time or are newly diagnosed, our program offers you and your family the knowledge and self-care skills necessary to live a healthy life. Our goal is to help you live well – and to keep you well informed.