Type 1 Diabetes

By:🎀Kourtney Powell🎀

Cause of this disease

Develops because body's immune system destorys beta cells in a part of the pancreas called the islet tissue. These beta cells produce insulin. So people with this, can't make their own insulin.

The symptoms of this disease:

  • Being very thirsty
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling very tired
  • Urinating a lot

Who is most liketo get this disease?

Usally 18 years of age and up. Anyone female/male.


This is preventable by eating right, plenty of fruits , vegetables, whole grain, beans, nuts, and lean protein.

After you have had type 1 diabetes for 3-5 years your doctor will then start to give you treatments & test.


  1. People inherit type 1 diabetes by passed through family generations, but the inheritnce pattern is unknown.
  2. 1 in every 30 get diabetes (type 1) per year.
  3. Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes can lead to life-threatening complications called Diabetic Ketoacid.
  4. People with type 1 diabetes are also increased with risk of heart attacks, strokes, etc.