Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.
What my husband has to do 2 times a day. He stays bruised up all over from giving hisself insulin shots. Then takes 3 different pills a day to control it. The shots really hurt. I'm a lucky one. I only take a pill twice daily. I watch what I eat.