Type One Diabetes
Type one diabetes or T1D for short is an autoimmune disease. About 3 people get it every day which is about 1,000 people every year. There is currently no found cure but there is a way to manage it. Today I will be talking about what an autoimmune disease is, what type one diabetes is, and how type one diabetes is treated.
An autoimmune disease is not something like a cold. A cold you can get from other people and is caused by germs, while any autoimmune disease is caused by some sort of trigger in your body. For example cancer is an autoimmune disease, it is caused by an accidental mutation on your cells. But unlike cancer, diabetes is part of someone's genetic code, then is triggered by a sickness