Diabetes affects insulin, the hormone that regulates people’s blood sugar. It occurs either when the pancreas has stopped producing insulin (Type 1), or when the body doesn’t produce enough or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (Type 2). If left untreated, it can lead to health problems like kidney disease, nerve damage and eye complications. Diabetes can even be fatal.
Kyle was 16 when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, which set the course for his adult life.
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