What is Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)?

T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin helps the body get energy from the food that we eat. Because individuals with T1D do not make their own insulin, they must regularly monitor their blood sugar and balance their insulin doses with eating and exercise.

T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, instead scientists believe that genetic and environmental factors are the major causes of T1D. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to prevent T1D and there is no cure.



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