Over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, with almost a third of cases going undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, another 1.5 million people are diagnosed every year. Of these numbers, approximately 1.25 million people have type 1 diabetes. The general population often confuse type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Sometimes called juvenile diabetes due to the frequency of childhood diagnoses, type 1 diabetes can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or weight. This form of the disease prevents the body from producing insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood glucose or blood sugar.
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