Type 1 Diabetes: What are the Signs and Symptoms

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Diagnosing is often impossible by yourself, and may often feel like you’re venturing into a dark unknown. If you have some symptoms, you’ll need to consult your physician to help to diagnose and treat diabetes.

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What is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)?

Some refer to this type of diabetes as “type 1.5 diabetes” because it’s not type 1 or type 2 but is similar to both diseases. Many people in the past have been misdiagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 when they really have LADA. There is research suggesting it could be passed down genetically, and more research suggesting there are some other diseases that make it easier now to predict if a person will get LADA.

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Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Options

People that have type 1 diabetes (T1D) find that having a routine, eating a nutritious and healthy diet at regular scheduled times, physical activity and taking medication (insulin) can keep blood sugars within range. People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can live long, and happy lives with disease management and motivation. Advancements in medication types and delivery methods give people the freedom to choose which treatment options work best with their particular circumstance. The prognoses of T1D can be greatly improved with a combination of insulins and lifestyle choices.

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Type I Diabetes: How it Works

Balancing medications, and sticking to a daily exercise routine and nutrition plan are keys to manage type 1 diabetes. But managing type 1 diabetes can be tricky, especially if you don’t know how your body works and reacts. Here we will talk a little about some complex pathophysiology: how the body functions typically versus with Type 1 diabetes to help you understand the mechanism behind the disease. 

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