Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent)
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  • Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder.  In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the beta cells, the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, and destroys them.
  • The pancreas can no longer produce insulin, so all people with type 1 diabetes will need multiple daily administrations of insulin.
  • Can occur at any age but most often in children and young adults
  • Accounts for 5-10% of diabetes in the U.S.
  • Healthy eating, physical activity, and taking insulin are the basic therapies for type 1 diabetes


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