By now you have a foundational understanding of type 1 diabetes. This is a complicated disease that is well understood, but still with some mystery. Of most importance, one needs to understand that while science has improved our lives with T1D, there are still many unanswered questions. And...we have yet to find a cure.
What is T1D ?
“Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive.”
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