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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin, which allows the body to get energy from food. It strikes suddenly and it’s not related to lifestyle or diet. There’s no way to prevent this disease and, as of now, there is no cure.

Deep Dive into Diabetes


About Diabetes

One of the early signs of type 1 diabetes in children is increased urination and thirst. When blood-sugar is high it triggers a reaction in the body that pulls fluid from tissues. This will leave your son or daughter constantly thirsty, resulting in a need for more bathroom breaks throughout the day. For more information, visit the JDRF webpage.

Maryland Treatment Centers

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Center offers comprehensive diabetes care in Baltimore, Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland, with a team approach to address all the needs of our patients and their families. For more information, please visit the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Center.

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