Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to make the hormone insulin. Insulin acts like a key to open cells and let glucose enter from the blood. The glucose comes from the food we eat and gives us energy.

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If you or someone you care for has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes you may be feeling overwhelmed. It is perfectly normal to be feeling angry, shocked, confused, upset, scared or unsure of what having diabetes means.

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