Type 1 Diabetes

Twenty-four million people in the US have diabetes, and about 10% of those cases are type 1. Type 1 diabetes, which is often diagnosed in children or young adults, is treated with insulin. Unlike type 2, which is much more common, type 1 diabetes is unrelated to diet or exercise habits. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an abnormal immune reaction that destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.

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