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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Type 1 Diabetes and a History of Disordered Eating Didn’t Stop This Woman From Becoming a Health Coach

Lauren Bongiorno, a type 1 diabetic since she was 7, overcame a "horrible" relationship with food to become a holistic health coach helping others manage the disease.
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What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

How blood sugar levels can affect children with type 1 diabetes.
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Can Diabetes Kill You?

Here’s what you need to know about the life-threatening diabetes complication called diabetic ketoacidosis.
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Ketoacidosis vs. Ketosis: What's the Difference?

Ketosis, ketogenic, ketoacidosis. Why are "keto" words popping up everywhere, and what do they mean? We break down these words and how they compare to one another.