Antibodies (AN-ti-bod-eez): proteins made by the body to protect itself from *foreign* substances such as bacteria or viruses. People get Type 1 diabetes when their bodies make antibodies that destroy the body's own insulin-making beta cells.
Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years. Most notably, they are projected to increase by over 80% in upper-middle income countries.
Did you know?
About one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.