A day in the life of a Diabetic


Type 1 diabetes

-In type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches into glucose. Insulin is a hormone the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into cells in the body to produce energy.

-In most type 1 cases people inherit the risk factors from their parents or if diabetes runs in the family.

-This disease cannot be cured but needs treatment.

-Can last for years or be lifelong.

Recommendations for a Diabetic Diet

-eat foods full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

-protein is essential for a healthy meal.

-non-starchy vegetables.

-read the labels on food and look at the amount of carbohydrates are in each serving.

Recommendations for a Type 1 Diabetic

How do you monitor and test your Blood Sugar?

-make sure you test your blood glucose several times daily.

-symlin is an injectable drug that treats sudden increase in blood glucose.

-The drug cannot be taken orally, the stomach acid will destroy the hormone.

ways to test blood glucose:


-inhaled using a inhaler

-insulin pumps

-insulin reservoir, using a catheter

Recommendations for Exercise and Lifestyle:

-Exercise at least 150 minutes minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) a week.

-Fast walking/Power walking.

-Lap swimming.


-Test blood sugar at least 30 minutes before and after exercising.

-Make sure you talk to your doctor before jumping into any fitness program.

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Medical professionals that can assist with Diabetes:

M.Regina Castro- help you with choosing the right an healthy diet and foods to eat when you balance metabolism and how to portion your food correctly.