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Diabetes - Type 1

Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high. This happens when the body can't produce enough of a hormone called insulin which controls the blood glucose.

You will need daily injections of insulin to keep your blood glucose levels under control.

Type 1 diabetes isn't linked with age or being overweight – that is type 2 diabetes.

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This page was last reviewed: February 2020