Living with Type 1 Diabetes
By: Chloe Nelson
General Background of Diabetes
Blood sugar Monitoring and adjustment
1. After washing your hands insert a test strip into your meter
2. use your lancing device on the side of your fingertip to get a drop of blood
3. Touch and hold the edge of the test strip to the drop of blood
4. Your blood glucose level will appear on the meter's display.
This can be different depending on the advice. Some devices require blood for your arm and other parts of your body. CGM systems are placed onto your stomach and take your level like that. For type 1 diabetes you need to test your blood sugar 4 to 8 times a day. It should be between 80 to 120 mg/dl for people 59 and younger, and between 100 to 140 for people 60 and older. With type 1 diabetes you also need to take insulin shots everyday, since your body is not producing insulin. You need to do two injections everyday.
Exercise and Lifestyle choices
Why Staying fit is Important
Professionals you can see
Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise - Why You Should Stay Fit and What Exercises to Do. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/type-1-diabetes/type-1-diabetes-exercise
Type 1 Diabetes Lifestyle Changes - Type 1 Diabetes Health Information - NY Times Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/type-1-diabetes/lifestyle-changes.html