Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive.
Type 1 Diabetes Resources
- Beyond Type 1 - By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and supporting those living with Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 is bridging the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to live well today and funding a better tomorrow.
- Camp BETA - Camp BETA is a FREE overnight camp for children with type 1 diabetes.
- JDRF - Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications.
- Southern Illinois Type 1 Family Facebook Page