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 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.
Insulin Reaction Treatment
WebMD takes you through emergency steps for treating an insulin reaction that may occur in someone with diabetes.
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.