A to Z: Diabetes, Type 1enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgDiabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, a chemical in the body that helps glucose enter the cells.diabetes, diabetes mellitus, type 1 diabetes in children, type 2 diabetes in children, diabetes in preschoolers, diabetes in gradeschoolers, diabetes in teens, diabetes in toddlers, diabetes in kids, diabetes in kids, type 1, type 2, dyabetes, diabetic, diabetics, glucose, blood sugar, insulin, pancreas, hormones, chronic11/13/201303/29/201909/02/201995301207-7d98-4f6b-a67e-5ac0155f2890https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-diabetes-type-1.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/diabetes-center.html/">Diabetes</a> is a disease that affects how the body uses <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-glucose.html/">glucose</a>, the main source of energy for the body's cells. In <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/type1.html/">type 1 diabetes</a>, the pancreas doesn't make enough <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/insulin.html/">insulin</a>, a hormone that helps glucose&nbsp;enter the cells.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin. In <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/type2.html/">type 2 diabetes</a>, the body can't respond normally to the insulin that is made.</p> <p>Both types cause glucose levels in the blood to rise, leading to symptoms like increased urination (peeing), extreme thirst, and unexplained weight loss.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Diabetes is a chronic condition, which means it is long-lasting. But the good news is that the right treatment and care can keep diabetes <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-control.html/">under control</a> and help prevent any long-term effects.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Diabetes CenterDiabetes means a problem with insulin, an important hormone in the body. Find out how children with diabetes can stay healthy and do the normal stuff kids like to do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/center/diabetes-center.html/0767277a-98f9-4541-b2f6-f3c68f43a94c
Diabetes Control: Why It's ImportantYou've probably heard your child's doctor talk a lot about diabetes control. What is it and why is it important?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-control.html/7d22785e-7ef3-4580-975f-e73aafbe846f
Other Diseases That Are More Common in People With Type 1 DiabetesKids and teens with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for thyroid disease, celiac disease, and Addison's disease. Learn more about these autoimmune disorders.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/other-diseases.html/407bd30c-879d-4f07-869d-5fcb5f683660
Type 1 Diabetes: How Is It Treated?People with type 1 diabetes need to follow a treatment plan to manage their diabetes and stay healthy and active.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/treating-type1.html/b3770aec-4766-4994-b1ec-4e406892a919
Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It?Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. In type 1 diabetes, glucose can't get into the body's cells where it's needed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/type1.html/af259e3d-ac7d-4b73-958c-795acbc7e5c3