Treatment

The basics of treating T1D include counting your carbs and checking your blood sugar, accounting for your exercise and life, and giving the appropriate amount of insulin based on those factors. You also have to pay attention to how you feel as it is in indicator of your blood sugar. When you take care of diabetes, you will feel better!

 

Screening for Complications and Associated Conditions
Are children with diabetes prone to other disease? The process that destroys your pancreas can also destroy your thyroid gland. Therefore, children with diabetes should be screened for an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypothyroidism can interfere with
Diabetes Control
How do I know that my diabetes is in good control? An HbA1c test indicates an average level of blood sugar in your blood over the past 3-4 months. In the figure below the red
Insulin
Insulin is the medicine naturally made by the pancreas in people without diabetes. People with diabetes must inject insulin to stay healthy. You must be extremely careful when injecting insulin - it must always be the correct
Hypoglycemia – Facts and Treatment
What is a low blood sugar reaction? Low blood sugar is also known as hypoglycemia. When there is too much insulin and not enough food, your blood sugar can drop to less than 80 mg.

 

Information and images from www.penpalsunited.org are from or inspired by Living the Sweet Life with Diabetes: The Art of balancing insulin, diet, and exercise by Dr. Santosh Gupta, MD, MRCP (UK), CDE.  You can access the book here: http://manavseva.org/downloads/book-english.pdf

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