Basics & Treatment: Type 1 Diabetes


  • About Type 1 Diabetes

    Every year, approximately 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

  • Causes & Risk Factors

    Get the facts about how family history, race and other factors can increase your likelihood of developing type 1 diabetes.

  • Symptoms

    Learn the most common symptoms of type 1 diabetes and how to spot the warning signs.

  • Diagnosis

    Your healthcare provider will likely take a medical and family history and conduct tests that measure your blood sugar. Here's what to expect.


  • On Insulin? You Can Keep Your Weight in Check!

    When it comes to reining in high blood sugar, insulin is a magic bullet. But there can be a downside: weight gain. Read on to find out how to keep the pounds at bay and reap all the benefits insulin has to offer!

  • Injecting Insulin?

    Read these must-know tips to prevent scarring and boost effectiveness.

  • Your Guide to Treatment

    Explore your treatment options, and find out how to work with your healthcare provider to develop a plan that’s right for you.

  • What's the Right Diabetes Treatment for You?

    It's important to discuss a variety of questions with your healthcare provider. Here are a few ideas to spark the dialogue.

Newly Diagnosed

  • Type 1 Diabetes: 10 Questions to Ask

    It's okay to ask your healthcare provider lots of questions about how to best take care of yourself.

  • 5 Steps to Start Managing Diabetes

    There’s much you can do to manage your diabetes and boost your chances of living a long, healthy life.

  • Diabetes Around the Clock

    Make smart choices—even during the most hectic days.

  • Important Steps to Better Diabetes Care

    Discover how to manage diabetes in six simple steps.