NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Type 1 diabetes  is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. Each year, 40,000 people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S.

JDRF is leading the fight against Type 1 diabetes by funding research and providing support for those living with the disease. Click here to support those living with Type 1 diabetes and find a JDRF One Walk near you. What is Type 1 diabetes? Endocrinologist, Dr. Mary Beth Cox, explain how Type 1 diabetes differs from Type 2.

JDRF is funding research to put an edit to Type 1 diabetes forever.

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