Type 1 Diabetes
A Life Threatening Disease
What system of the body does it affect?
Check out the statistics at the American Diabetes Association website.
What are the symptoms?
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss - even though you are eating more
How is it diagnosed?
How is it treated?
Watch the video below to learn what living with Type 1 Diabetes is like.
4 Families Talk About Juvenile Diabetes. Dir. Dougneway. YouTube. N.p., 1 Nov. 2008. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <http://youtu.be/QbyFkau_m-Y>.
"Diabetes Basics." Type 1. American Diabetes Association, 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?loc=DropDownDB-type1>.
Haggstrom, Mikael. Main Symptoms of Diabetes. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <Common symptoms of diabetes: Urinating often Feeling very thirsty Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)>.
Nemours. "KidsHealth." Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It? N.p., 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <http://kidshealth.org/kid/diabetes_basics/what/type1.html>.
Mrs. Heather J. Bridges, MLS
Please view my voki to hear my avatar explain my personal connection to this disease.