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Type 1 Diabetes Basics

If you are just learning about type 1 diabetes, this is the place to start. You'll find a good overview of diabetes and what you or a family member with type 1 diabetes should know.

Lifestyle Issues with Type 1 - How to Live Well With Type 1 Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes is a challenge. Never a day goes by that you don't have to consider what you eat, when you eat, how activity or the lack of it will affect your blood sugar, and how much insulin you need at a given time. And these are only the basic management pieces. What aspects of diabetes management do you find most challenging?...

What is Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes mellitus is an older term that describes what we now simply call “diabetes.” The word has an interesting history that helps us understand the three main types of diabetes that are currently affecting a large number of people.

What Is LADA or Diabetes 1.5?
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, or simply LADA, is a relatively new type of diabetes that is just becoming known. LADA takes on characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and is sometimes referred to as type 1.5 diabetes. But there are important distinctions that are unique to LADA that need to be understood so proper treatment can...

7 Diabetes Myths – The truth behind the misconceptions
There are a number of myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people living with type 1 diabetes to contend with. Here are seven common myths about diabetes and the truth about each one.

Diagnosis of Type 1 - What Tests Were Used to Diagnose Your T…
The diagnosis of type 1 requires at least one definitive test to confirm the presence of diabetes. For some that might be a fasting blood glucose test. For others it might be the glucose tolerance test or a random glucose test. What test was used for your diagnosis? Was it confirmed with a second test? Were other tests performed (such as...

What is the Pancreas?
Your pancreas is a very important but often under-appreciated organ. The pancreas and the role it plays in diabetes are particularly important to understand.

Symptoms of Type 1 - Discussing Your Symptoms of Type 1
The initial symptoms of type 1 diabetes can easily be mistaken for the flu or some other virus. This often results in a delayed diagnosis and sometimes serious health problems before a proper diagnosis is made. Did you suspect diabetes when you first noticed symptoms or did you think it was something else? Sometimes even health care providers...

Myths About Diabetes - Dispelling Myths About Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes is hard enough. But when you have to wade through all of the myths surrounding diabetes it can be challenging. What are some of the most common myths you are exposed to when you tell others you have diabetes and how do you respond?

Causes of Type 1 Diabetes - Suspicions of What Causes Type 1 Diabetes
The exact cause of type 1 diabetes are not yet know. It is likely that there is more than one. Many people have their own ideas about what may have triggered the onset of type 1 in themselves or their child. Perhaps it is something in the environment, a particular virus or medical condition or something more obscure. While the medical community...

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes - The Ins and Outs of Understanding Typ…
Type 1 diabetes is a complex disease and affects many parts of the body. Those who are newly diagnosed sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they must learn to effectively manage their blood sugar and prevent health complications. What has your experience been in learning about type 1 and what are you still trying to understand?

What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Whether you are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or want to learn more to help and support a family member or friend, this overview of type 1 diabetes is a great place to begin.

What Causes Type 1 Diabetes?
Though we don't have all of the answers, current research can provide some clues as to the cause of type 1 diabetes. Learn more about what we currently know.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
Learning to accurately read the symptoms of type 1 diabetes is crucial to getting quick and effective treatment that could prevent serious harm.

Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
To make an accurate diagnosis of diabetes, health professionals need to conduct one of three commonly used tests to confirm the diagnosis. Learn what these tests are and how they are conducted.

Living With Type 1 Diabetes
Living well with type 1 diabetes is challenging but worth the effort. It starts with a commitment to do all you can to apply the knowledge you have about diabetes in a proactive manner.

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