Common Questions About Type 1 Diabetes
Answers to your questions from Joslin Diabetes Center, the world leader in diabetes treatment and research.
What is type 1 diabetes?
In type 1 diabetes (formerly called ‘juvenile-onset’ or ‘insulin-dependent’), the pancreas completely stops producing any insulin, a hormone that enables the body to use glucose (sugar) found in foods for energy. Instead of the body converting glucose into energy, it backs up in the blood stream and causes a variety of symptoms, including fatigue.