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Who gets type 1 diabetes?

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Only about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1. It’s more common in white people than in African-Americans. It affects men and women equally. Although the disease usually starts in people under 20, it can happen at any age. Your genes are part of the reason why you might get it.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association. , January 2004. Diabetes Care

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Fact Sheets: Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Basics: Type 1;" “Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes;" “Insulin Routines;” “Insulin Basics;” and “Insulin Pumps.”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “The Truth About the So-Called Diabetes Diet.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association. , January 2004. Diabetes Care

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Fact Sheets: Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Basics: Type 1;" “Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes;" “Insulin Routines;” “Insulin Basics;” and “Insulin Pumps.”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “The Truth About the So-Called Diabetes Diet.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 25, 2019

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