Muscatine Diabetes Project

Managing All Types Together

ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH ALL TYPES OF 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 which includes over 200,000 youth under 20-years old.

TYPE 2 DIABETES (T2D)

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

30.3 million Americans live with T2D, that’s about 1 out of every 11 people, and includes over 50,000 youth under 20-years old. 

PREDIABETES

... is diagnosed when your blood sugar level is higher than normal (A1c range 5.7-6.4%) but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. 


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