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Dealing With Type 1 Diabetes
  • Submitted By University of Chicago Medicine
    Kovler Diabetes Center

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  • Type 1 diabetes is a chronic auto-immune
    condition that is characterized by the body's
    inability to produce the right amount of insulin.
    It is currently affecting millions of people
    around the world. This type of diabetes is
    treatable, but is incurable. It can't be
    prevented as well. If you have type 1 diabetes,
    consider reading some diabetes resources for
    patients and observing appropriate treatment
    methods.
  • Type 1 diabetes, also known as a juvenile
    disease, is one of the most rampant and chronic
    diseases that currently affect millions of people
    around the world. Of all the people with
    diabetes, only around 5 to 10 (mostly young
    adults and children) is affected.

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  • This auto-immune condition is characterized by
    the body's inability to produce the right amount
    of insulin. People with Type 1 diabetes have an
    immune system that is activated to attack and
    destroy the endocrine cells in the pancreas known
    as beta cells that are responsible for the
    production and secretion of pancreatic hormones
    like glucagon and insulin.
  • The reason behind the auto-immune reaction is
    still unknown. However, experts believe that
    factors like the environment, viruses, and genes
    play an important role in the development of such
    autoimmune disorder. Until this time, the
    researchers and scientists are still working to
    determine the exact causes of type 1 diabetes and
    to come up with an absolute cure for it.

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  1. Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes
  • This type of diabetes is treatable but is
    incurable. It can't be prevented as well. If you
    have type 1 diabetes, consider checking out some
    diabetes resources from health care instutions
    and from medical professionals and observing
    appropriate treatment methods.

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2. Physical activities and exercise
  • Physical activities like regular exercise are
    critical for your overall wellness. It can also
    be beneficial in the management of type 1
    diabetes. Regular exercise can help you get rid
    of long-term complications including blocked
    arteries and help improve the insulin sensitivity
    of your body, thus making it easier to control,
    maintain, and/or manage blood glucose levels.
  • If you are still not diagnosed with type 1
    diabetes, consider maintaining or trying the
    diabetes prevention exercise to lower your risk,
    especially if such auto-immune conditions runs in
    your blood.

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3. Diabetic nutrition plan
  • Everything that you put in your mouth affects
    your body and health. That is why you should
    always watch over the food you eat, most
    especially if you have type 1 diabetes. It is
    also important that you know and understand how
    the different types of foods can affect your
    blood glucose levels.

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  • If you are not sure which nutrition plan will
    work best for you, try seeking help and guidance
    from your doctor or from a licensed specialist at
    Chicago medical training center.

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4. Insulin Replacement Therapy
  • Since your body can't be able to produce enough
    insulin, you have to get it using an artificial
    method or treatment, such as insulin replacement
    therapy. This therapy is done by injecting the
    insulin into the cells through injections or via
    an insulin pump. Apart from these two primary
    methods, researchers are still conducting various
    clinical trials to find other potential delivery
    methods, two of which are through nasal spray and
    patch.

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5. Regular monitoring
  • Patients with type 1 need to have their blood
    sugar levels closely and regularly monitored.
    High levels of sugar in the blood can lead to
    serious complications including blindness and
    blocked arteries, which can lead to heart attack.
  • Do not wait for the symptoms to show up before
    you check your blood sugar levels. Even if you
    are feeling good, your blood sugar may be at high
    level. One best way to monitor your blood sugar
    level is through a device called glucometer. With
    just a small drop of your blood, you can be able
    to determine the glucose levels in your blood.

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University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes
Center
900 East 57th St. Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637,
United States
https//kovlerdiabetescenter.org/
Open 24 Hrs
Call 1 773-702-2371
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