How to Control Diabetes Type 1
For many, a diabetes diagnosis is a wake-up call. You can get a diagnosis at any age, and it’s important to know what you can do to help yourself live a normal life with diabetes. Controlling a case of diabetes is usually a question of managing your blood sugar levels and living an active, health-conscious life. Medications (usually insulin, but sometimes other medications as well) are also used to keep your blood sugar under control and to manage your symptoms. See Step 1 to start getting your diabetes under control so you can live a happy, healthy life.
Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes, is a chronic disease, which, despite its name, can affect people at any age. This type of diabetes is an autoimmune disease. While it can occur suddenly, symptoms will usually follow a previous illness. Its symptoms include frequent thirst and urination, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Often these symptoms will cause dehydration. If left untreated type one diabetes can be severe and even life-threatening. Because of this, it is very important to rely on the advice of a qualified doctor or specialist when deciding on a plan to fight your diabetes. The content in this article refers only to general cases and is not intended to replace the opinion of an actual doctor.
Though neither Type 1 nor Type 2 diabetes can be completely cured, with a lifelong commitment to your treatment plan, these diseases can be managed to the point that you will be able to live a normal life. The sooner you begin this treatment plan after you develop diabetes, the better. If you think you may have diabetes, don’t delay in seeing a doctor. Because the initial symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can be severe, it is not uncommon for you to have to stay in the hospital for a short time after your diagnosis. If you suspect that you have diabetes and delay seeing a doctor, you can end up in a coma. It is highly recommended that you see a doctor.