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In type 1 diabetes the immune system in the body mistakenly attacks the cells in the pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin so that very little or none at all is made. Insulin is essential for regulating blood sugar levels and a lack of it causes rising sugar levels in the bloodstream that can cause serious health complications.
Around 8% of people in the UK who have diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes most frequently occurs in children, there is now increasing recognition that adults can present with type 1 diabetes.