There are two main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes develops when glucose can’t enter the body’s cells which is used to fuel the body.
WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES?
Type 1 diabetes is when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin.
Who typically gets Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 to 15 per cent of all adults with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin doses – taken either by injections or via an insulin pump.
The person is also told to follow a healthy diet and take regular physical activity. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood.
It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.