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What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the body does not contain enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes has also been referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes.
Food is broken down into basic components during digestion. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars, mainly glucose. Glucose is a critically essential source of energy for the cells of the body. Glucose has to exit the blood to get inside the cells to provide energy to the cells.
Insulin traveling through the blood means that the cells are taking glucose. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. When blood glucose levels increase, such as after a meal, the pancreas usually produces more insulin.