Life with Type 1 Diabetes By: AUDRIANA, ELLIE, MADISON, Russell, AND Jacob

General Background:

  • Type 1 is usually diagnosed in children and young adults
  • The pancreas does not produce insulin, so the insulin receptors on the cell membrane remain empty and glucose from the blood stream cannot enter the cell
  • People with Type 1 have to inject insulin in order to regulate their blood sugar multiple times a day
  • Signs and symptoms of Type 1 are extreme thirst, frequent urination, loosing weight without intending to, and fatigue or weakness
  • Living with Type 1 is very expensive and there is no cure

Recommendations: A Diabetic Diet

  • Naturally rich nutrients
  • Low in fat
  • Low in calories
  • Examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grains


  • If your blood has too much or too little glucose, you may need to change the way you eat, your activity level, or medication.
  • You can monitor your blood sugar using a blood meter. Prick your finger to get a blood drop, then use the meter to find your blood sugar level. Record your levels.
  • Target range: 70 to 130

Benefits of Exercising:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers risk of stroke
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Increases energy
  • Improves sleep and relieves stress
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Improves blood circulation, balance, flexibility, and quality of life
  • An active lifestyle is important for maintenance of health and knowing the body's blood glucose response to any exercise can help keep your blood sugar from becoming too high or too low


  • A doctor who specializes in hormonal disorders and generally coordinates with diabetes care. The also treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances. Some examples of hormonal imbalances are menopause, infertility, and osteoporosis.


  • A doctor who specializes in the anatomy and diseases of the eyeball. Diabetes can cause eye diseases such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Diabetic Retiuopathy.
  • Screening for these diseases are necessary.

Primary Care Physician:

  • A doctor who provides both the first contacts for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care for medical conditions. They can help a diabetic patient with courses of treatment.

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