Juvenile diabetes refers to Type1 Diabetes. Almost 90% of the people who have Type 1 Diabetes are younger than 25 years of age. In this condition the beta cells located at the base of the pancreas, lose their ability to produce insulin, which is a hormone necessary for the absorption of glucose into the cells of the body. This is an auto-immune disease, which means the immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells. This condition is quite common in India, with more than 1 million cases reported per year. The condition is known to effect boys more than girls.