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Type 1 diabetes guide

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Type 1 diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood are too high. To manage diabetes, insulin must be used daily and lifestyle carefully planned. The good news is that with proper management, a person with diabetes can live a full, active, healthy life.

This guide supplements the instructions from your doctor and will help you become an expert.

I. Let's Get Started
Step 1: Taking charge
Step 2: What is diabetes?
Step 3: Symptoms of diabetes
Step 4: Diagnosing diabetes
II. Managing Diabetes - The Basics
Step 5: Your management program
Step 6: Use insulin every day
Step 7: Follow a meal plan
Step 8: Monitor blood glucose
Step 9: Exercise is important!
III. Becoming an Expert
Step 10: Recognize medical emergencies
Step 11: Long-term complications
Step 12: Maintain regular check-ups
Step 13: The healthcare team

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Glucose monitoring: New and upcoming testing devices

Healthy eating for people with diabetes

Intensive blood glucose management

Research underway: Transplant procedures

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Insulin schedule

Emergency warning signs

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American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes--2009. Diabetes Care. 2009 Jan;32 Suppl 1:S13-61.

Bakris GL, Sowers JR; American Society of Hypertension Writing Group. ASH position paper: treatment of hypertension in patients with diabetes-anupdate. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2008 Sep;10(9):707-13; discussion 714-5.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group, Tamborlane WV, Beck RW, Bode BW, Buckingham B, Chase HP, et al. Continuous glucose monitoring and intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2008 Oct 2;359(14):1464-76. Epub 2008 Sep 8.

Retnakaran R, Zinman B. Type 1 diabetes, hyperglycaemia, and the heart. Lancet. 2008 May 24;371(9626):1790-9.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group, Tamborlane WV, Beck RW, Bode BW, Buckingham B, Chase HP, et al. Continuous glucose monitoring and intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2008 Oct 2;359(14):1464-76. Epub 2008 Sep 8.

Retnakaran R, Zinman B. Type 1 diabetes, hyperglycaemia, and the heart. Lancet. 2008 May 24;371(9626):1790-9.

Camilleri M. Clinical practice, Diabetic gastroparesis. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:820-829.

Ryan EA, Paty VW, Senior PA, et al. Five year follow-up after clinical islet transplantation. Diabetes. 2005;54:2060-2069.


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