Type 1 Diabetes

By Allie Augustina and Maddie

Symptoms

  • Increased Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Extreme Hunger
  • Weight Loss
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred Vision
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection (Females)


(Type 1 Diabetes is a Chronic Disease.)

Cause

  • Cause is Unknown
  • Body's own immune system attacks the insulin producing cells in pancreas.
  • Genetics may possibly play a role in this process.
  • Exposure to certain environmental factors may trigger the disease. (Viruses)

Gland

  • Occurs in the Pancreas
  • Islet cells are destroyed in pancreas.
  • Insulin enables sugar to enter cells.
  • It also lowers the amount of sugar in your bloodstream.

Diagnosis/ Treatment

Diagnosis

  • Various Blood Tests and samples must be taken to diagnose.
  • A1C Test
  • Random Blood Sugar Test
  • Fasting Blood Sugar Test


Treatment

  • Taking Insulin
  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Eating Healthy
  • Exercising
Type 1 Diabetes