10 Things that you probably did not know about Diabetes # 4
May 3, 2017
Did you know that only about 10% of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 10% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease, that it is about 42 million of people worldwide.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.