Type 1 Diabetes Facts
Type 1 diabetes facts: #1
Also called insulin dependent diabetes, Type 1 diabetes typically affects children but can occur at any age..
Type 1 diabetes facts: #2
Onset of Type 1 diabetes is not related to our lifestyle- unlike Type 2 diabetes (which is much more common). Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition.
Type 1 diabetes facts: #3
Insulin is essential for treating type 1 diabetes. Do not try to avoid insulin or look for alternatives. Do not fall prey to quacks or advertisements offering 'cure'..
Type 1 diabetes facts: #4
Most type 1 diabetics are able to lead a fulfilling life- personal and professional. You CAN achieve your career goals. Make sensible choices- don't opt for the armed forces, airlines and such options.
Type 1 diabetes facts: #5
Insulin is easily given through convenient devices- like pens. No need for syringe and vial.
Type 1 diabetes facts: #6
In some cases of type I diabetes use of insulin pumps- devices that deliver insulin continuously- can be very helpful.