What is type 1 Diabetes?
-Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas that are eventually ruined and then fail to produce insulin or produce it very slowly. This disease causes you to have increased thirst and hunger, loss of weight, and frequently urinate. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas for your body to allow sugar, from carbohydrates, that you eat for energy to store glucose for the future.
What should a type 1 diabetics diet be?
-A type 1 diabetic can eat the same healthy diet that ever other person eats. Cutting back on Saturated fats that you can find in meats like bacon and ground beef, also dairy such as milk and butter.A good plate of food for a type 1 diabetic can 1/4 protein, 1/4 starch and 1/2 non-starchy vegetables. For a diabetic carbohydrate consumption should be between 40-60 grams per meal, no more that 180 grams per day. Making smart choices on your food can decrease those chances.
How to monitor Blood Sugar and A1C
-to check your blood sugar take the test before each meal and at 9:00pm. Your blood sugar levels should be below 150 and never above. wash your hands and then insert a test strip into your meter. then wipe your finger with an alchohol pad so your finger is clean. use your lancing device to get blood from the side of your fingertip. Insert the test strip into the machine and wait for the results. To montior a1c levels the doctors would have to do, and it is taken to a lab. it shows the blood sugar values ofer 3 months. the normal a1c levels are 70-100.