Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that is needed to make energy from food. Without insulin to transport the sugar (glucose or energy) into the cells, the sugar remains in your bloodstream, giving you high blood glucose readings. If the cells do not have sugar to use for fuel, your body then begins to use muscle and fat as a fuel source. The byproducts of muscle and fat metabolism are a poison to your system, and can cause coma and death.
Type 1 diabetes onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it, and currently nothing you can do to get rid of it.
Therefore, until there is a cure, PADRE's mission is to:
diabetes, as well as for their parents and siblings.
diabetes and ultimately toward finding a cure.