Type 1 Diabetes
This type of diabetes is known as insulin-dependent diabetes, this type is most often seen in children or young adults, although the disorder can appear at any age. Usually the cause of this type of diabetes is not known, but it can sometimes be due to a viral infection, injury of the pancreas or an immune system disorder. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body produces little or no insulin.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, 
With type 1, it’s very important to balance your insulin doses with the food you eat and the activity that you do.
Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed.