Diabetes causes high blood sugar levels. It gets rid of all the insulin in your body and leaves the pancreas with no insulin.
The pancreas is an organ that produces the insulin. The insulin lets the glucose into the cells in your body. If your have/get type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin. That will cause high blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone.
The symptoms of having type 1 diabetes are- if you go to the toilet a lot, if you are drinking a lot, if you are always hungry, if you are losing weight or if you're tired a lot. You will have to go to the doctors and get your bloods check.
If you have type 1 diabetes you will go into hospital and get medication. You will get the injections first and it may come to the stage that you will have to get the pump. You can get your injections in the stomach, arms or thighs. You check your blood 8 to 4 times a day on a monitor. You take an injection 3 to 4 times a day. If your blood goes below 4 you can either drink lucozade, have glucose sweets or have a sandwich. If your blood is above 10 you will need to take some insulin. The normal blood sugar levels are between 4 and 10. There are 2 types of insulin you can take, the one you take 3 to 4 times a day is called novorapid and the one you can take either at night or in the morning is called lantus.
Anyone can get diabetes, it can come from your families or from the environment. People that have diabetes are not different from people that don't have diabetes.