- Type 1 Diabetes can be diagnosed in adults and in young adults, known as juvenile diabetes.
- A person with type 1 diabetes does not produce insulin.
- Type 1 diabetes is caused when your pancreas does not produce insulin.
- Insulin is a hormone that your body needs to get glucose (which is used for energy) from the blood stream to the cells in your body.
- Being a diabetic should'nt stop you from eating the things you love.
- But when you eat plan out a solid meal plan , that meets your nutritional needs and your cravings.
- It is important to watch out for you carbs that you take in , when you eat.
- A good place to start is 40 to 60 grams carbs per meal. You could need more or need less depending on how you manage your diabetes.
- Foods such as:
- Grains( rice, and oatmeal)
- Fruits and juice
- milk and yogurt
- And grain-based foods(cereal,bread, pasta,etc.)
How to check your blood sugar:
- Insert a test strip into your monitor.
- use your lancing device to get blood out of the side of your fingertip.
- touch and hold the edge of the test strip to the drop of blood and wait for your results.
- Your blood sugar level and will appear on the meter daily
- The A1C gives you an average blood sugar level from the past 2 to 3 months.
- It gives you a good idea of how well diabetes treatment has been going.
- An A1C is suggested to be or under 7 %.
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