Type 1 Diabetes Directory
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body's own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas (called beta cells). These cells produce insulin, which is needed to control blood sugar. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about type 1 diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Type 1 Diabetes
Learn the basics about type 1 diabetes from WebMD.
Adults Can Get Type 1 Diabetes, Too
Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment of type 1 diabetes that starts up when you're an adult.
Meal Planning for Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Meal planning for kids with Type 1 diabetes: What you need to know.
When Type 1 Diabetes Grows Up: What Adults Need to Know
It used to be called juvenile diabetes, but adults have type 1, too. Find out how you can manage your condition as a grown-up.
Travel Smart With Type 1 Diabetes
Air travel can affect your blood sugar. Fly safely with these tips.
Caring for Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes
If your child has been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, your family will have a learning curve as you get the hang of proper care and a routine.
Healthy Habits for Type 1 Diabetes
Staying healthy with type 1 diabetes means sticking to a routine of smart habits, an experts says.
Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?
A crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Type 1 Personal Story
Living with Type 1 diabetes can be a daily struggle. For one diabetic this often included low-blood sugars followed by a seizure.
Do Children Always Inherit Type 1 Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 1 diabetes can be passed on to children.
Understanding Diabetes Types 1 and 2
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes: Living with an Insulin Pump
After years of debilitating seizures, diabetic Melissa Jeffries regains control of her diabetes through the use of an insulin pump.