Type 1
Type 1 diabetes affects the body such that it can no longer produce insulin

Explore Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a medical condition that develops when beta cells in the body are permanently destroyed and the body can no longer produce any insulin.

Often referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes, it usually develops at a young age and requires patients to take regular daily injections of insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control.

How common is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is less common than type 2 diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, 25.8 million Americans have diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes accounts for just over 10% of all people with diabetes in the USA, with 3 million people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

What causes type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is what is known as an autoimmune disease as it occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly targets and kills off insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.