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How many people are affected by type 1 diabetes?

Approximately 5% of people with diabetes have type 1  . It was previously called juvenile diabetes, and usually affects children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces very little or no insulin. 

Sources: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms-causes/dxc-20169861

 

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