Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce or effectively use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that moves sugar from the bloodstream into cells to use as fuel.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks insulin producing cells and completely stops producing insulin. It isn’t clear what causes the immune system to act this way. People with type 1 diabetes require insulin administration to control blood sugar.
Lilly Diabetes and Disney have come together to offer unique support materials for families with type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit T1EverydayMagic.com. Learn more about our other programs and resources.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body isn’t able to produce enough insulin or cells develop an insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes can be the result of a combination of genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise, or obesity.
Living a long and healthy life with diabetes is possible with proper treatment, diet, and exercise. Through our medicines, resources, and support programs, Lilly helps make life better for people with diabetes.
For more information about type 2 diabetes, visit our resources page.