What does the pancreas do? Why does your body need insulin? What happens if you have too much or too little sugar (aka glucose) in your blood. Find out in this short animated video that answers the question "What is Diabetes?"
Type 1 diabetes is when your pancreas makes very little insulin or no insulin at all. It is usually found in kids and young adults, which is why it used be be called juvenile diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is by far the more common type - affecting 10 to 20 times as many people as type 1.
Knowledge is power. The more you know about diabetes and how to take care of yourself, the better you will be. This video shows that not even the sky is the limit for Juan!