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Young people: what is diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas can not make insulin, or when there is not enough insulin, and/or the insulin produced does not work effectively.

Read more about diabetes.

In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin. Overview of the pancreas (person without diabetes and person with type 1 diabetes).

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas makes some insulin but it’s not working as well as it used to. Overview of the pancreas (person without diabetes and person with type 2 diabetes).

Just been diagnosed with diabetes?

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