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.
How Does Type 1 Diabetes Affect Your Brain?
Learn how type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, might slow brain growth and cause memory, attention, and learning problems.
How to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Has your child recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Here's a look at how the disease is managed and treated.
Type 1 Diabetes: Keeping Your Child Active
What parents, coaches, and teachers need to know about keeping kids with type 1 diabetes active.
Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?
A crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
Travel Smart With Type 1 Diabetes
Air travel can affect your blood sugar. Fly safely with these tips.
How to Support Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes
Learning your child has type 1 diabetes can be difficult for both of you. Find strategies to make it easier.
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.
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.
Understanding Diabetes Types 1 and 2
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes
A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow focuses on celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.