Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

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National Black Commission on Health and JDFR present:
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 12, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar – register on Zoom

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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system.

There’s an estimated 1.6 million Americans living with Type 1 Diabetes. Of these, 200,000 are youth (less than 20 years of age) and 1.4 million adults. Approximately 64,000 people are diagnosed with T1D in United States each year. In the past four years, there have been a study increase in African Americans, being diagnosed later in life. An estimated 5 million people in United States are expected to be diagnosed with T1D by 2050, of those nearly 600,00 will be youth. People who met laboratory criteria for diabetes were not aware of or did not report having diabetes. This number represents 21.4% of all US adults with diabetes.

Unfortunately, less than one-third of people in the United States are constantly achieving target blood-glucose control level. This webinar will provide a better understanding of T1D and how to effectively manage it as well as resources available to you.

Objectives are that by the end of the webinar participants will know:

  • Key symptoms of T1D
  • How to effectively manage blood-glucose control level
  • Resources available to those newly diagnosed

Black Health Inc. champions the promotion of health and prevention of diseases to reduce disparities and achieve equity within the Black community.

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