Lesson 1: What is Type 1?
Lesson 2: Insulin
Insulin is the medicine naturally made by the pancreas in people without diabetes. People with diabetes must inject insulin to stay healthy. Insulin is what lowers your blood sugar. You must be extremely careful when injecting insulin – it must always be the correct type and the correct amount of insulin. Injecting insulin is not always a perfect science. Even if you try your best your numbers may not always be perfect. That is ok. The relationships between carbohydrate intake, physical activity, stress, and insulin is ever-changing and is very complex. They all affect insulin and blood sugars.
Lesson 3: Nutrition
It is important to know how to properly manage diabetes with all different types of food and how to stay healthy by eating and exercising correctly. People with diabetes can eat what they want and stay active as long as they take care of their diabetes appropriately. Please note that Type 1 Diabetes can’t be controlled with only diet, but it can help improve diabetes. You must be knowledgeable of the different carbohydrates in foods so you can give insulin accordingly. Food can still be delicious and enjoyable when you have diabetes! It is also a major factor in whether or not you are healthy or unhealthy and if your diabetes is managed or uncontrolled. You must have a balanced diet, understand what is in the food you eat, and eat correctly to stay healthy with diabetes. If you eat right and exercise correctly, your diabetes will be in better control and you will feel great.
Lesson 4: Diabetes and Workouts