Our son Luke was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. It is NOT caused by eating sugar, obesity or other poor lifestyle habits. There is NO CURE and a person needs many injections of insulin daily to live. This requires constant management and attention to ensure dosage is correctly calculated based on activity and food intake. If not done correctly, insulin therapy can be deadly. Families with loved ones that are Type 1 carry this stress and anxiety everyday.