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Diabetes Center—Type 1
Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.
Living With Diabetes
In her own words: living with type 1 diabetes
Read about one woman's experience of growing up with type 1 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases