About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults but can happen at any age. In people with type 1 diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system mistakenly destroys the beta cells that make insulin. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day.
Some common signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes include:
- Urinating often
- Being more thirsty than usual
- Being more hungry than usual
- Unusual weight loss
- Being more tired than usual
- Blurry vision
- Wounds that won’t heal
Treating type 1 diabetes
In addition to basal (or long-acting) insulin, when people with type 1 diabetes eat, they need a “bolus” (fast-acting dose) of insulin to help them use the sugar from each meal.
Learn more about type 1 diabetes:
a Check with your health care provider and/or diabetes health care team to determine if the suggested
recipes are appropriate for you or your child’s medical condition(s).