Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes develops when an autoimmune reaction causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin.
"Autoimmune reaction" means that the body creates antibodies against its own cells. When this happens, it means that you can no longer make your own insulin.
We don't know exactly why people get diabetes. But there is a lot of research going on right now to find out.
Type 2 diabetes
There are some things in your background that make you more likely to get type 2 diabetes:
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