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Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes affects a relatively small proportion of the population when compared to Type 2 Diabetes, as only approximately 5 – 10% of total diabetes cases are classified as Type 1.

Children are normally affected by this form of Diabetes as the typical ages of diagnosis are between ages 5 and 25; though Type 1 does have the potential to affect people of any age.

The cause of Type 1 Diabetes is the body’s failure to produce enough insulin to allow the complete absorption of the sugar found within the blood. To combat this, typical treatment revolves around insulin injections combined with regular blood sugar checks and dietary plans to reduce the impact of the condition.

Unfortunately, Type 1 is caused mainly by genetics and environmental factors which aren’t easily influenced.

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