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November is American Diabetes Month

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

What is Type I Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is an organ-specific auto immune disease specifically involving the pancreas and its production of essential hormones. In a person with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is responsible for monitoring blood sugar in the cells that the body uses to make energy.

Type 1 Diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes. Most children are

diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before age 14. Please continue reading for common signs and symptoms associated with type 1 diabetes and contact your doctor if you have concerns that your child has type 1 diabetes.