Endocrine disorders

Type 1 diabetes

(Type I diabetes)

  • Also known as
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1

About Type 1 diabetes

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. Type 1 diabetes happens most often in children and young adults but can appear at any age.

All Medications for Type 1 diabetes

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Type 1 diabetes

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • 1. Realize you will go through the stages of grieving after diagnosis. 2. Realize you must treat yourself. 3. Others, including your physician, can only advise you on what the treatment must be. 4. See #2 again. Do it. 5. There are many tools available to help manage diet. One very good one is Diabetes Pilot for iOS and Windows. Use the tools. 6. Explore the possibility of getting an insulin pump. 7. See #2 again. Do it.

What’s your best coping strategy?

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Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • One glass of hot water kept for night with jeera n methe empty stomach and a glass of juice of 1 cucumber, 1 Karela n 2 tomatoes once a day, gel of one full leaf of aloe Vera does wonder on diabetes n blood pressure