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Type 1 diabetes is a serious autoimmune condition that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks beta cells within the pancreas, which then stop producing insulin. As a result, glucose levels in your blood start to rise, and your body can’t function unless you replace the insulin.
Find out what type 1 diabetes is and how the condition is treated.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes can save someone’s life. Find out what they are and what to do if you spot them.
There are many myths and misconceptions about the causes of type 1 diabetes. Get the facts from us.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two different types of diabetes, which have different causes, symptoms and approaches to treatment.
Type 1 is treated by putting insulin into your body and measuring blood glucose. We take you through the different ways of doing this, how they work and what’s available on the NHS.
Type 1 diabetes can be easier to manage in the first few months after diagnosis. This is known as the honeymoon period. Find out what happens during this phase.
Our guides can help provide you with information and support in your journey to living well with type 1 diabetes.
“I was in my first term at university when I first experienced symptoms. I didn’t know it at the time, but they were the classic symptoms of diabetes.”
“Surfing reminds me a lot of my journey with diabetes. I often miss waves and fall off my board, but I never stop paddling.”
Yasmin tells us how hybrid close loop has changed her life.
Lawrence Newton talks about his son Oliver’s type 1 diagnosis and finding support through family, friends, and other parents of children with type 1.
Our guide to managing type 1 diabetes gives you information and support on how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.
Just because you have type 1 diabetes, it doesn’t mean you need to stop doing the things you love. Find out more about living well with type 1.
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Find out why people who have one autoimmune condition are at greater risk of developing other types of autoimmune disease.
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