Dissection of Type 1 Diabetes America , Jamie , Emily, Julia

General Background on the Biology of the Disease

Type 1 Diabetes is when insulin is not produced in the body, therefore glucose levels can rise at extreme & fatal rates

-Insulin shots are one way to help manage the disease and live a healthy life

Nutritionist: experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease

Endocrinologist: trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body

Primary Care Physician: provides fast help to undiagnosed patients and helps treat and care for people with diseases

BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A DIABETIC DIET

Diet consists of foods rich in nutrients, low in fat, and low in calories (ex. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.)

Exercise will help build strength and keep your body leveled with foods that aren't to well. Exercise is good for a diabetes patient in general.

ROLE OF BLOOD SUGAR MONITORING & ADJUSTMENT

-Blood sugar monitoring: the way of testing the concentration of glucose in blood

Ways to control & adjust blood sugar is to watch how much you eat and the foods you eat. Drink wisely and don't fill yourself with carbs or sugary beverages.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXCERCISE AND LIFESTYLE

Fitness and a proper lifestyle are major parts of our overall health. When you have diabetes, everything concerning your body becomes so much more important. Exercise is crucial in everyday life. Exercise can help lower blood sugar, improve cholesterol, and maintain blood pressure. Fitness is very good at keeping diabetes under control. Any exercise will work, just make the time to do it. Also, healthy eating should be a part of your lifestyle. The best eating plan for diabetes is healthy food. What you eat affects your glucose levels. Cut out sodium and fat, and add more fiber and watch your carb intake.

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