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We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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About type 1 diabetes

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.

A glucose monitor used to manage type 1 diabetes

Shared stories

Further reading

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JDRF launches global Type 1 Diabetes Index

Managing type 1 diabetes

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.

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Everyday life

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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A type 1 diabetes researcher in the lab

Type 1 diabetes research

We focus on investing in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.

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A microscopic image of immune cells in the spleen. Immune therapies are being researched as part of trying to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions

Find out why people who have one autoimmune condition are at greater risk of developing other types of autoimmune disease.