Life of a Diabetic.

Brittni Nelson & Paige Sawyer

What is Type 1?

Type 1 diabetes is when your body produces little to no insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar. Typically starts as a child or young adult.

How to live with Type 1

Type 1

Even young children learn to live with and manage their conditions. With diabetes you have to limit your intake of high sugars foods to 2-3 times a week, avoid table sugar, honey, syrup, soft drinks, milkshakes, chocolate milk, and canned fruit. You should also eat 3 well balanced meals and a small snack at night. Stay active by running/jogging once a day to maintain a normal weight. Staying active reduces the risk of diabetes complications. You should check your blood sugar regularly by pricking your finger and make going to the doctors a regular thing.

How to test your blood sugar levels

When testing your blood sugar , you must first take a test strip and put it into your tester. Then you have to prick your finger and put the blood onto the test strip. The tester will then check your levels and you may or may not have to take insult. If you do you should first clean off the area you are going to put the insulin , and inject yourself with the needle.
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