Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Sort 1 diabetes is an ailment in which the pancreas does not create any insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Without insulin, glucose develops in your blood as opposed to being utilized for vitality.

Your body produces glucose and furthermore gets glucose from nourishments like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, drain and organic product.

The reason for sort 1 diabetes stays obscure. It is not brought about by eating excessively sugar, and is not preventable. The present believed is that sort 1 diabetes happens when the body’s insusceptible framework annihilates the cells that make insulin.

Insulin therapy

Insulin therapy is required for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

There are a variety of insulins available to help manage diabetes. Insulin is injected by pen, syringe or pump. Your doctor will work with you to determine:

  • The number of insulin injections you need per day
  • The timing of your insulin injections
  • The dose of insulin you need with each injection

The insulin treatment your specialist recommends will rely on upon your objectives, age, way of life, feast arrange, general wellbeing and inspiration. Social and budgetary components may likewise should be considered.

The good news

You can live a long and healthy life by keeping your blood glucose (sugar) levels in the target range set by you and your health-care provider:

You can do this by:

  • Taking insulin as recommended (and other medications, if prescribed by your doctor)
  • Monitoring your blood glucose (sugar) levels regularly using a home blood glucose meter*
  • Eating healthy meals and snacks
  • Enjoying regular physical activity
  • Aiming for a healthy body weight
  • Managing stress effectively

* Discuss with your health-care provider how often you should measure your blood glucose (sugar) level.

Who can help you?

Your human services group is there to help you. Contingent upon your requirements and the assets accessible in your group, your group may incorporate a family specialist, diabetes teacher (nurture and additionally dietitian), endocrinologist, drug specialist, social laborer, practice physiologist, therapist, foot mind master, eye mind pro. They can answer your inquiries regarding how to oversee diabetes and function with you to change your nourishment plan, action and drugs.

Remember, you are the most important member of your health-care team.

Get the support you need

A positive and practical state of mind toward your diabetes can help you oversee it. Converse with other people who have sort 1 diabetes or their guardians. Ask your neighborhood Canadian Diabetes Association branch about extra assets, joining a companion bolster gathering or participating in a data session.