|“I get so annoyed when people ask if I ate too much sugar when I was a child. It drives me nuts.” (Anonymous).
Type 1 diabetes can and does occur at any age, but is more commonly diagnosed in younger people. It is less common than type 2 diabetes, with only 10-15% of all people with diabetes having type 1.
In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin because the cells that actually make the insulin have been destroyed by the body’s own immune system. The insulin has to be replaced in another way, which is why, if you have type 1 diabetes, you must have insulin injections every day.
For more information on type 1 diabetes visit the Diabetes Australia website.
What you'll find here
Just Been Diagnosed?
Me and myD (My Diabetes)
Here are some new specific NDSS resources for people with type 1 diabetes on drug use, travelling and alcohol.