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Type 1 Symptoms and Diagnosis


The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are very distinct, but they can be easily misinterpreted. Diagnosing type 1 requires more than good judgment -- it requires testing of blood sugar to ensure that the diagnosis is correct.
  1. Type 1 Diabetes: The Basics
  2. Symptoms and Diagnosis
  3. Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: The Basics

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Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents, but adults can also be diagnosed at any age. Learn the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, what it takes to manage type 1 effectively and how to begin insulin therapy and blood sugar tests.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

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The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can be easily misinterpreted as a virus or other condition. If ignored, it could result in a medical emergency and even be life-threatening. That is why early detection is critical. In addition to early diagnosis, tests such as hemoglobin A1c and ketone testing are important for ongoing management of type 1 diabetes.

Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

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Diabetes can affect the health of your entire body. Specifically, the areas most at risk for possible complications include the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and feet. Other complications revolve around daily management of high and low blood sugar. Learn how fluctuations in blood sugar cause these complications and how you can treat, manage and prevent them in yourself or your child.

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