Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high.
The hormone insulin – produced by the pancreas – is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood.
There are two main types of diabetes:
- Type 1 – where the pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin
- Type 2 – where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin
This topic is about type 1 diabetes.