Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, which is often diagnosed in children or young adults, is treated with insulin. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an abnormal immune reaction that destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.

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7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes

The sooner you recognize the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, the sooner you can start the treatment you need.

6 Facts People With Type 1 Diabetes Want You to Know

To get a little more educated about the condition, watch this video to learn six important facts about type 1 diabetes.

9 Celebrities With Type 1 Diabetes

These stars have opened up about the symptoms they experienced before being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, plus the treatments they use to manage the lifelong condition.

Type 1 Diabetes May Be Triggered By a Common Virus, Study Suggests

Researchers found that kids exposed to enteroviruses are more likely to develop the autoimmune disease.

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: What Is the Difference?

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting many Americans, but there are some important differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here's what you need to know about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes.

How I Run 100-Mile Races with Type 1 Diabetes

Robin Arzon shares how she learned to cope with the chronic disease as an ultramarathoner and head instructor at Peloton—and how it's made her stronger.

It Took 2 Years of Unexplained Symptoms Before Doctors Finally Diagnosed Me With Type 1 Diabetes

Katelyn Prominski's doctor dismissed her weight loss, extreme thirst, and brain fog, leaving this top ballet dancer unsure of where to turn. At a friend's urging, she went for a blood panel, which started her on the road toward treatment and healing.

This 25-Year-Old Is Living With Type 1 Diabetes—Here's What It's Like

Diagnosed at a routine checkup when she was 12, Rachel Heckerman hasn't let diabetes stop her from living and traveling around the world.

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7 Healthy Snack Ideas to Keep Blood Sugar in Check

Prevent the rollercoaster ride of a blood sugar spike and then crash with these easy, nutritious snack ideas.

Diabulimia Is the Serious Eating Disorder You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Women with type 1 diabetes are most at risk—but they may not know this dangerous habit can be deadly.