Type 1 diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood are too high. To manage diabetes, insulin must be used daily and lifestyle carefully planned. The good news is that with proper management, a person with diabetes can live a full, active, healthy life.
This guide supplements the instructions from your doctor and will help you become an expert.
- I. Let's Get Started
- Step 1: Taking charge
- Step 2: What is diabetes?
- Step 3: Symptoms of diabetes
- Step 4: Diagnosing diabetes
- II. Managing Diabetes - The Basics
- Step 5: Your management program
- Step 6: Use insulin every day
- Step 7: Follow a meal plan
- Step 8: Monitor blood glucose
- Step 9: Exercise is important!
- III. Becoming an Expert
- Step 10: Recognize medical emergencies
- Step 11: Long-term complications
- Step 12: Maintain regular check-ups
- Step 13: The healthcare team
Reviewed By: Nancy J. Rennert, MD, FACE, FACP, Chief of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Norwalk Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.