Muscatine Diabetes Walk Project

Managing All Types Together

ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH ALL TYPES OF DIABETES

Type 1 Diabetes

TYPE 1 DIABETES (T1D)

... is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. 

It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. 

1.25 million Americans live with T1D

TYPE 2 DIABETES (T2D)

... is a metabolic disorder in which the body still produces insulin but becomes insulin resistant. 

29.1 million Americans live with T2D, that’s about 1 out of every 11 people.

PREDIABETES

... is diagnosed when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. 


86 million American adults – more than 1 out of 3 – have prediabetes.