Type 1 Symptoms and Diagnosis
By Gary Gilles
Type 1 Diabetes: The Basics
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.
- What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
- Causes of Type 1 Diabetes
- Insulin Therapy - The Basics
- Your Insulin Delivery Options
- Getting Started with Glucose Monitoring
Symptoms and Diagnosis
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.
- Most Common Type 1 Symptoms
- Tests Used to Confirm a Diagnosis
- Why Ketone Testing Should be Part of Your Diabetes Management
- Hemoglobin A1c - Your Average Blood Sugar - Why it is Vital to Know
- Get to Know the Important Members of Your Diabetes Management Team
Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
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.