Type 1 Diabetes
Previously known as juvenile diabetes because it was most often diagnosed in children and young adults, type 1 diabetes can strike at any age. Those with a family history of type 1 diabetes are particularly at risk.
This condition occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Without insulin, the body is unable to take the glucose (blood sugar) from food and absorb it into cells which fuel the body.
With type 1 diabetes, daily injections of insulin are necessary to breakdown the sugar in the blood so that cells can absorb it. Insulin is also needed so that too much glucose does not build up in the blood and damage organs in the body. Consider attending our local classes, which offer an informative overview of how to manage this disease.
Additional information on type 1 diabetes:
Learn more about our type 1 diabetes programs:
- Mease Countryside Hospital
- Mease Dunedin Hospital
- Morton Plant Hospital
- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
- St. Anthony's Hospital
- St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
- St. Joseph's Hospital
- Winter Haven Hospital
Learn more about Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Services.