Type 1 Diabetes

Rachel Frye

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes. It is a condition where the pancreas produces very little insulin, or none at all. The effects of having type 1 diabetes affects organs in your body. The organs it affects are the blood vessels, the heart, nerves, eyes, and kidneys.


The symptoms/signs of having type 1 diabetes:
  • Thirst
  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss
  • Mood changes
People may experience many problems with their body.

Foods to avoid

There are many foods you should avoid if having type 1 diabetes. Here are a few:

  • White flour
  • Canned vegetables with excessive added sodium
  • Canned fruit with heavy sugar syrup
  • Fruit punch, fruit drinks
  • Fried meats, fish, tofu
  • Regular cheese
  • Whole milk
  • Regular yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, and half-and-half
  • Potato chips
  • Regular sodas, beer
  • Energy drinks

Beneficial Foods

You should follow a good diet if you have type 1 diabetes. So here are just a few healthy choices:
  • Fresh fruit
  • Vegetables having few carbohydrates- beets, carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers, etc...
  • Proteins- beans, eggs, of course meat.
  • Water, unsweetened tea
  • Whole grains


Type 1 diabetes can not be cured, it can last for years or can be lifelong. There is treatments that can assisted. A healthy diet is very important, just like being in good shape that includes exercising. You have to take insulin, a hormone that lowers the level of glucose. Which too little of insulin causes type 1 diabetes.