Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 1 diabetes is a health problem where your immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Insulin helps your body use sugar as energy for many of its daily functions. Without insulin, your blood sugar will go up to dangerous levels. Diabetes does not go away. You will learn to manage it with eating the right way and taking drugs as ordered by a doctor.