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Living With Type 1 Diabetes

 

At its core, proper type 1 diabetes management is composed of a handful of elements: blood glucose control and insulin management, exercise, nutrition, and support.


 
 

 

    Coping with A diabetes Diagnosis: Get Informed

Managing after any diagnosis is more difficult if you don't know what you are up against. Do all you can to learn about diabetes, how it is controlled, and how you can reduce your risk of complications. This will give you a better sense of control over the situation.


Medication


A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes means your pancreas is no longer capable of producing insulin. Through multiple daily injections with insulin pens or syringes or an insulin pump monitor your blood glucose levels , it will be up to you to appropriately administer your insulin. You will need to work closely with your healthcare team to determine which insulin or insulins are best for you and your body.

Learn more:

  • Monitor your blood glucose levels
  • Administer your insulin
  • Work closely with your healthcare team
 






 

                                                                      



 
 

Exercise

 
Exercise is also a key component of proper diabetes care. Along with all of the other benefits you will receive from being active, your diabetes will also respond in kind with more stable blood glucose levels. We have plenty of information and tips to help get you motivated and keep your exercise routines fresh.

Learn more:

  • Fitness
  • Get Fit and Stay Fit
  • Exercise & Type 1 Diabetes


       Coping with A diabetes Diagnosis:        
Talk About Feelings

 

If you feel isolated by your diagnosis, reach out to other people who have diabetes. They can provide you with support and tips for managing the emotional and physical challenges of your disease. Don't know anyone who has diabetes? Ask members of your health care team if there is a diabetes support group near you, or look for online diabetes support.