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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Definition 

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune cells act against and destroy the beta cells of the pancreas that make insulin.

Juvenile Diabetes 

T1D is also called juvenile diabetes because it is often diagnosed in children or young people.

Signs & Symptoms

T1D signs and symptoms include weight loss, frequent urination, irritability, blurry vision, and fruity breath.

Diagnosis

Most people with T1D are diagnosed in the Emergency Room (ER) as children when experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), but adults can also get it.

Treatment

People with T1D require insulin.