Type 1 Diabetes
Just a spoon full of insulin, helps the sugar go down
How is my body different than non-diabetics?
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes are excessive thirst and urination, irritably, and headaches including blurry vision.
What precautions do I need to take?
Carbs: You will want to eat more complex sugar so they will take longer to break down, causing less of a spike in blood sugar
eat whole grain options on things such as bread, rice, and flour
don't eat white bread, french fries, and tortillas
Lipids: Avoid saturated and trans fats because they lead to heart disease and diabetics are already at risk
eat plant oils, peanut butter, nuts, and seeds
don't eat butter, chocolate, cream sauces, and palm oil
Protein: provides long lasting energy
eat plant based proteins, fish, and chicken
don't eat proteins high in carbs
Blood sugar monitoring-
Test blood sugar at least 4-8 times a day before meals and snacks, before and after exercise, before bed, and occasionally during day. If sick or change medication check more often.
Exercising is important for everyone including diabetics. It will help keep up health, but be sure to check blood sugar because to high or too low blood sugar can cause damage while exercise. This can be fixed by a simple pre-exercise snack or carbs food or drink after exercise.
Who can help?
Endocrinologist specialize in body system that produce hormones in your case the pancreas. Can help get get diabetes under control and help when one develops severe conditions.
- Taking insulin
- carbs counting
- monitor blood sugar
- eat healthy foods
- exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight
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