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Type 1 Diabetes or commonly known as Juvenile Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas cannot produce the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to break down the sugars in some of the foods we eat.
according to the American Diabetes Association:
Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
Basically with the help of treatments, and medications children can learn to live with the condition. But what if there was an additional precaution that could be put into place to help a child just be a little more safer. An extra thread of protection.
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