Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body cannot metabolise carbohydrate in food because it can't produce the hormone insulin, leading to dangerous levels of glucose in the blood. It affects over 120,000 Australians. In Western Australia, there are more than 1200 families with children who have type 1, and more than 120 children are newly diagnosed each year.
Read more about type 1 diabetes, its symptoms, management and complications, by clicking on the tabs to the right.