What's Type 1 Diabetes?

    A person who has type 1 diabetes can’t use glucose (the body’s main type of sugar) for energy. That’s because their body stopped making the hormone insulin.

    • 90-Second Summary: Type 1 Diabetes

      90-Second Summary: Type 1 Diabetes

      Learn the basics in 90 seconds.

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