TYPES OF DIABETES - TYPE 1 DIABETES

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes develops when the pancreas no longer produces insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get from the blood into body cells where it is converted into energy.

People with Type 1 diabetes need daily injections of insulin in order to control the levels of glucose in their blood. Without insulin, people with Type 1 diabetes will die.

Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children or young adults and accounts for about 5 to 10% of all cases of diabetes.