According to the CDC, "If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t make insulin or makes very little insulin. (Insulin is a hormone that helps blood sugar enter the cells in your body where it can be used for energy.) Without insulin, blood sugar can’t get into cells and builds up in the bloodstream. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and causes many of the symptoms and complications of diabetes." What this means to those of us with type-1 is that we cannot eat/drink without receiving insulin. It means that we need to be very aware of changes happening in our body and even more aware of our blood sugar at all times. It means it's work to be a type-1 diabetic.

Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, although it's most commonly diagnosed among children and adolescents.

Type 1 diabetes is less common than type-2. Of the 34.2 million people with diabetes, only 5-10% have type 1.

Currently, doctors don't know how to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Even though type-1 cannot be cured or prevented, we can live normal, healthy lives. How? Follow your doctor’s recommendations for living a healthy lifestyle, managing our blood sugar, and getting regular health checkups.  This link will direct you to helpful information from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).