Diabetes Information

Type 1 Diabetes Information

Description of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

T1D usually develops in children, teens, and young adults, but it can happen at any age. In T1D, the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas stop making insulin and the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells, which is why the condition is referred to as an autoimmune disease. Viral infections can cause developing T1D. Diet and lifestyle habits do not cause T1D.