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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Living with Type 1 Diabetes The guide that tells you How to live with the struggle of diabetes:) What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes ( also known as Juvenile diabetes ) is when the body's immune system attacks the pancreas and identifies the insulin as foreign and destroys them. Insulin plays the role as a "key" to open your cells and allow the glucose to enter and be used for energy. How to Live with Type 1 Diabetes. 1) Stay mentally and emotionally stress free.- It's Ok that you have diabetes, it's not like you asked to develop it. You developed it at birth from your parents. There is NO cure, only treatment to make your life easier. These are the facts that you have to realize and live with. :) 2) Keep a Balanced diet.- Keeping a balanced diet is essential to staying healthy with type 1 diabetes.In other words say goodbye to all the pizza, soda and greasy burgers and fries from McDonalds. Make sure you plan out your meals and record your calorie intake. Also You need to check your blood sugar at least 3 times a day 3) Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! -Exercising and staying active are very important to maintaining the glucose levels in your blood. There are many ways to get out and be active. For example Jogging, Palates, ect. Even yard work would be considered exercise. Just remember your blood glucose response to exercise will vary depending on A) your blood glucose level before starting the activity B) The intensity of the activity C) The length you are active Professional Help You are not alone in this situation, there are many professionals that are happyto help you figure out what your next move to a happier and healthier life will be :) 1) Nutritionist- A nutritionist is person that knows food like the back of their hand. Their job is to help you create a healthy diet the is good for you. They will also help you keep track of your calorie intake and what you can do to keep fattening foods to a minimum. 2) Endocrinologist Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases. They people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system. This person can help you by giving you treatment plans and helping you understand what your body is going through. 3) Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and works to prevent eye disease and injury. Even if you don't have eye problems now that don't mean you wont have them later on. If your blood glucose levels gets too high this can damage your eyes. It can result in Blurry or double vision Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots Dark or floating spots Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes Maintaining A Healthy Blood Glucose Level Since you are diabetic you will have to check you blood sugar regularly. Its ok because there are many people that have to do the same thing all the time. Checking your blood sugar is important so you will be able to keep you glucose levels under control. If you don't check regularly your blood sugar will either get too high or too low.Having too much or too little sugar in your blood can lead you to feel sick and much worse problems later on. Treatment You will have to go through treatment to help you maintain homeostasis in your body.Lucky for you, the treatment that is required will not take up your whole day. You will have to receive insulin injections everyday, just to make sure your body is getting at least some insulin to help you out a little bit. Citations!! Good Luck!!
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