There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). The Center for Disease Control reports that (as of 2015) 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, have some type of Diabetes. At Dancing for Diabetes we focus on Type 1 Diabetes for which there is no cure. About 1.25 million American children and adults are impacted by Type 1 Diabetes and an estimated 40,000 will be newly diagnosed this year. Once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent Diabetes, it is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
The American Diabetes Association defines Type 1 Diabetes as a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by a total lack of insulin. Occurs when the body's immune system attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. Type 1 Diabetes develops most often in young people but also appears in adults.
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