WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES?
Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. This form of diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults, and it is an autoimmune disorder. It occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
The symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes can come on suddenly and include:
- Increased thirst and urination
- Extreme hunger
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores
- Unexpected weight loss
- Bedwetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night
Type 1 Diabetes is diagnosed through a combination of symptoms, physical examination, and blood tests. A blood sugar test, also called a hemoglobin A1C test, can confirm the diagnosis.
Type 1 Diabetes is treated with daily insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump. This replaces the insulin that the body is unable to produce. People with Type 1 Diabetes will also need to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly and make adjustments to their insulin doses based on the results.
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Proper management of Type 1 Diabetes is essential to prevent serious complications such as diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and kidney damage. This includes:
- Strict blood sugar control through insulin therapy and monitoring
- Regular check-ups with a diabetes specialist
- A healthy diet and exercise plan
- Monitoring for and management of potential complications
Living with Type 1 Diabetes requires making daily lifestyle changes to manage blood sugar levels and prevent complications. This includes:
- Following a healthy diet
- Regular physical activity
- Monitoring blood sugar levels
- Taking insulin injections or using an insulin pump
- Regularly visiting a diabetes specialist for check-ups and monitoring
- Being aware of and quickly addressing any symptoms of high or low blood sugar
At Valiant Clinic & Hospital's Diabetes Center, our team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our Type 1 Diabetes patients. We utilize the latest technology and techniques to help our patients manage their condition and prevent complications. Our goal is to help our patients achieve the best possible quality