Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age. In type 1 diabetes, a person's pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin allows the body to process sugar to create energy, without insulin, the body literally starves as it cannot process food.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms can include:
- extreme thirst
- constant hunger
- sudden weight loss
- frequent urination
- blurred vision
- extreme tiredness
If you think you or someone you know has these type 1 diabetes symptoms, call a doctor immediately, and drink fluids WITHOUT SUGAR to prevent dehydration.