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TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Diabetes Center -- Type 1

General Overview

Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells, causing your body tissue to become starved for energy.


Living With Diabetes

PD Character Studies SS32014In her own words: living with type 1 diabetes

Read about one woman's experience of growing up with type 1 diabetes.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases

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