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General T1D Information



What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle.

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T1D facts and myths

There are many misconceptions about T1D, and we set the story straight on some of the most common ones to better educate the world about what this disease is really like.

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Type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two distinct diseases. Although 29 million Americans have some form of diabetes, only 5 percent of those have T1D.

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Anyone familiar with T1D knows that navigating health insurance can be daunting. Find basic information about obtaining insurance coverage and more.

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