Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes

This is a very serious and dangerous disease because without insulin your body isn't able to lower your blood sugar levels. This can cause fatigue, weight loss, and an extreme loss of body fluids.

Why It Is Dangerous

Healthy cells in your pancreas secrete insulin that converts glucose back into gucagon in order to lower your blood sugar levels.

How Your Body Should Function

Type 1 Diabetes

Although there is no cure, type 1 diabetes can be treated with insulin intake, regular monitoring, diet, and exercise.


Your immune system destroys beta cells in your pancreas. These cells make insulin.

What Goes Wrong

Type 1 daibetes is a condition where the body produces little to no insulin. It usually occurs in people under 20.

What is it?


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