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What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is a long-term disease that affects the ability of your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This occurs because a gland in the body called the pancreas can no longer produce insulin, a hormone that helps glucose pass from the bloodstream into the body's cells to be used as fuel.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 20 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Type 2 diabetes

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