Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes

When you eat food and the sugar, called glucose, goes into your bloodstream, a substance called insulin should be made in your pancreas, but because you have been diagnosed with type 1, this process doesn't happen. As a result of this, you can get a build-up of the glucose in your system and that can cause problems. Luckily for you, though, type 1 diabetes is easily handled.

-Keep a food diary, tracking everything you eat-Take the medicines prescribed to you by your doctor-Talk with your doctor about a trial and error system to find out exacctly what triggers your glucose spikes-Check glucose regularly-Get into a routine that is easily managed and long-term



Background of Type 1

Proteins:-meats, nuts, yogurt, cheese, eggs, etc.Vegetables:-lots of greensFruits:-natural sugars are preferredLimit artificial sugar-sweets, sodas, etc.


Type 1


-Type 1 has treatments to make life easier, but cannot be curedInsulin Injections:-Self-administered shot of isulin (a naturally made hormone)-Given when glucose levels have spiked to high amounts-There are over 20 types of insulin injections in America and your doctor will help decide which type is best for you.Insulin Pump:-Device that gives insulin regularly through a catheter-Advantages: improves A1C, more flexible diet, reduces chance of low glucose levels, lower maintenance-Disadvantages: potential weight gain, more expensive, can be annoying for long-term type 1 patient.

A1C Testing



Doctors that can help

Registered Dietician:-Help you to monitor weight and suger intake based on medications, exercise, and lifestyle-Teach you to read food labels, plan meals, and find easy substitutions

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The most common way to do A1C testing is to make a small prick with a device that measures glucose levels and keeps records over 3 months to monitor the differences in levels. The results from this test allowed you to make changes to your diet, exercise, or medications accordingly.


Certified Diabetic Educator:-Work in some way to help people learn about their diagnosis-May be nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, counselors, podiatrists, etc.

Primary Care Provider:-Doctor you will see for all general checkups-Can refer you to other doctors to help with diabetes-Provide regular necessary tests

Sources:- Your Guide to Diabetes, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases. Retrieved from http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/your-guide-diabetes/Pages/index.aspx- Type 1 Diabetes. American Diabetes Association. Retrieved from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?referrer=https://www.google.com/


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