ABOUT TYPE I DIABETES
8000 children in Sweden have diabetes. When a child gets diabetes it is most often Type 1 diabetes. In normal conditions our immune system works against foreign bodies such as bacteria and viruses that are attacking the body. But sometimes it turns inwards and attacks its own host. This is the case with Type 1 diabetes. The cells that produce our insulin are destroyed by our own immune system and the conditions for Type 1 diabetes are in place. This results in a lifelong dependence on insulin.