What Is 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10 Easy Dinner Recipes for People With Diabetes

Try these healthy, easy, and tasty dinner recipes from the American Diabetes Association that will keep you full without spiking your sugar levels.
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Study Identifies Five Types of Diabetes, Not Just Two

A new classification system could help doctors identify the diabetes patients most at risk for complications.
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3 Easy Desserts for People With Diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn't necessarily mean skipping dessert. Try these low-sugar recipes when your sweet tooth strikes from the American Diabetes Association.
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Sick Day Plan: Dealing with Colds and Flu When You Have Diabetes

Winter colds and the flu can wreak havoc on your body and your blood sugar. Be prepared with these simple steps.
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Your Formula for the Perfect Diabetes-Friendly Sheet-Pan Dinner

Want to spend less time in the kitchen? Cooking a whole meal on one pan makes dinner—and cleanup—a breeze.
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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.