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Type 1 Diabetes
10% of people living with diabetes in Canada have type 1 diabetes.Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Insulin is an important hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Our bodies produce sugar and also get sugar from foods like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, milk and fruit. Without insulin, sugar builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin injected into the body and a healthy lifestyle.
Understanding type 1 diabetesThe cause of type 1 diabetes remains unknown. It's not caused by eating too much sugar and is not preventable. Researchers believe that that type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells that make insulin. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can develop quickly. Most people with type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in childhood and early adulthood, but it can appear at any age. You can manage type 1 diabetes by:
Information taken from https://www.diabetes.ca/en-CA/recently-diagnosed/type-1-toolkit