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1. Type 1 diabetes has no known cause and no cure. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks beta cells in the pancreas.
2. Type 1 diabetes was formerly called “juvenile diabetes,” a misnomer because children don’t outgrow it when they become adults.
3. In one year, a person with type 1 diabetes will give him/herself a minimum of 1,460 injections.
4. Minimally, my daughter checks her blood sugar 7 times a day. That’s more than 2,555 painful finger sticks a year.
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