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Ground-breaking" Ottawa Hospital Study Gives Hope to Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

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According to the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute's website, Type 1 diabetes happens when the body can't properly control the level of sugar in the blood. Insulin is normally produced by the pancreas and control blood sugar levels. However, people with diabetes either can't produce enough insulin or aren't able to respond to it properly. More than 400 million people around the world have Type 1 diabetes, 300,000 of which are Canadian.