Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus

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Type 1 diabetes usually starts in childhood or adolescence and runs in families.
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About 1 in 700 children in Australia has type 1 diabetes, a metabolic condition that usually starts in childhood or adolescence and runs in families.

Type 1 diabetes affects your body’s ability to make insulin, resulting in higher than normal levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in your blood.

High blood glucose levels can cause a range of different symptoms, and — over time — can cause complications, if diabetes isn’t monitored and managed.

Type 1 diabetes can be successfully managed using insulin and lifestyle measures.

The more you know about your condition, the better. Find out more about:

To find out more about other types of diabetes, read our information on type 2 diabetes, which affects about 1 million Australians of all ages, and gestational diabetes, which only affects pregnant women.

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