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Type 1 diabetes is genetic and occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin. Once diagnosed, children will have to manage their condition for the rest of their lives. If managed poorly type 1 diabetes can lead to kidney failure or circulation problems. 

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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