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Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes (formerly juvenile diabetes) is an autoimmune disease that can develop at any age and the number of cases continues to rise each year.
  • Signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes can mimic a passing mild illness.  Undiagnosed and untreated type 1 diabetes can lead to major complications, coma or death.
  • If you or a family member has type 1 diabetes team up with your local diabetes educator to help you manage your diabetes and live a full life.