Here is apage that explains what Type 1 is and has a quick video.... It is designed for kids, so its very easy to understand. Remember November is Diabetes Awareness month.. Please enjoy and share:
In type 1 diabetes (which used to be called insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes), the pancreas can't make insulin.
That's because — for reasons doctors don't completely understand — the body's immune system attacked the pancreas and destroyed the cells that make insulin.
When a person has type 1 diabetes, the body is still able to get
glucose from food, but the lack of insulin means that glucose can't get
into the cells where it's needed. So the glucose stays in the blood.
This makes the blood sugar level very high and causes health problems.
Once a person has type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can't ever make
insulin again. To fix this problem, someone who has type 1 diabetes
needs to take insulin through regular shots or an insulin pump."