Introduction to Type 1 Diabetes
Toggle ItemWhat is type 1 diabetes?
Toggle ItemAre type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes the same?No! They are different.
Type 1 Diabetes:
- The body cannot produce insulin.
- The body produces insulin, but the insulin is resisted by cells.
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Toggle ItemWhat are the treatment differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?Type 1 Diabetes:
- Taking insulin (lifelong)
- Monitoring blood sugar frequently
- Counting of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
- Maintain healthy lifestyle (weight/diet)
Type 2 Diabetes:
- Healthy eating
- Regular exercise
- Weight loss
- Blood sugar monitoring
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Toggle ItemWhat are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes?
Toggle ItemWhy does my partner have type 1 diabetes?The body's immune system has destroyed the beta cells (insulin making cells) in the pancreas.
Immune responses are triggered by:
- Exposure to viruses
Read more on how people develop T1D: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-1-diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20353011
Toggle ItemIs there a cure for type 1 diabetes?
Toggle ItemAre there support groups for individuals and couples with type 1 diabetes?Yes! Click on these links to find one online or near you:
Toggle ItemIs type 1 diabetes genetic?Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, but can have connections to genetics and family history.
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Toggle ItemCan people with type 1 diabetes eat sugar?Yes! People with type 1 diabetes can eat sugar. Sugar can also help when someone with T1D is experiencing a low blood sugar.
Read more here: https://jdrf.org.uk/information-support/living-with-type-1-diabetes/everyday-life/food/
Toggle ItemWhat is the average age of diagnosis for type 1 diabetes?All ages can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but the most common ages to be diagnosed are children between 4 to 6 years old and young teenagers between 10 and 14 years old.
Read more here: https://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/t/type-1-diabetes
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