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.
Do I Need an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test?
Find out how the oral glucose tolerance test can help diagnose diabetes. And see why anyone who is pregnant needs this test.
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Diabetes
Complementary and alternative medical therapies for diabetes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes
Answers to frequently asked questions about diabetes.
Diabetes and Eye Problems
Learn more about diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems that can be a complication of diabetes.
Is It Possible to Prevent or Slow the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes
Several efforts examine the possibility of halting the development of type 1 diabetes. So far the results are mixed -- at best.
Melissa Jeffries: Accepting My Diabetes
Melissa Jeffries spent years ignoring her illness, indulging in unhealthy foods and slipping into seizures and comas. Finally, a new relationship and better attitude encouraged her to take control of her diabetes.
Hardened Arteries: It's About More Than Heart Disease
Hardened arteries aren't just a heart problem.
Get the Scoop on Type 1 Diabetes
Put rumors to rest about type 1 diabetes. Hint: You can have your cake and eat it too!
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.
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.
Do Children Always Inherit Type 1 Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 1 diabetes can be passed on to children.