What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Anyone who knows me well also knows that diabetes is a cause very near and dear to my heart because members of my immediate family are dealing with this challenge on a daily basis.  To learn more, I recently wrote a paper for a class I was taking at Wilkes University.  While I have no medical background and would never offer any medical advice other than to seek appropriate care from qualified professionals, I thought other people might find my paper (“What is Type 1 Diabetes?”) interesting and helpful.  I am a great believer in the work being done by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and encourage you to familiarize yourselves with their activities (http://www.diabetes.org/) and support their cause.