Diabetes Type 1

Deals with the Pancreas and its lack of insulin production

Imbalance in the Body

Type 1 Diabetes usually affects children and young adults. The initial imbalance happens when the body's own immune system mistakenly destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas, instead of fighting off harmful bacteria and other viruses/diseases. Insulin is a hormone that your body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into your cells. Therefore the imbalance happens when the glucose levels rise or fall rapidly and are in need of insulin because they are not able to produce any, so that means for them, no energy as a result of a lack of insulin.

"Only 5% of people with diabetes has this particular form of diabetes"

Symptoms

Frequent Urination

Increased Thirst

Extreme Hunger

Unintended Weight Loss

Weakness/Fatigue

Treatments

Insulin Injections

Carbohydrate Counting

Frequent Blood Sugar Monitoring

Eating Healthy Foods

Exercising Regularly and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Aidan Klassen