Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Our bodies are supposed to naturally produce insulin, which converts sugar and starches into energy. Unlike the more common form of diabetes, type 1 results from the pancreas’ inability to produce insulin. Reasoning behind what causes the immune system to destroy the cells that produce this key hormone are currently unknown. Scientists venture that a combination of a genetic mutation and virus result in type 1 diabetes. Nearly one million Americans live with the disease every day. Although there is… Read More