What is Type 1 Diabetes?

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Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.

You can control type 1 diabetes with regular fitness regime.

Exercise and physical activity are good for everyone and especially important for children with diabetes. Just remember to check blood glucose (blood sugar) often – before and after exercise.

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25 Responses to What is Type 1 Diabetes?

  1. exfusiondude says:

    i got diagnosed with type 1 a while ago its actully not as bad as it seems if you take care of it

  2. ixxonebloodxxi says:

    i was diagnosed 6/21/09. my half birthday

  3. livesey99 says:

    Thank you! This video was helpful, I have just been diagnosed with type 1 and I hate injections!

  4. gibsonslasher22 says:

    is there any possibility that my friend is now having diabetes if he acquired skin disease which has almost the same appearance as athlete’s foot between the fingers on his foot.?

  5. Xnuker says:

    Ive had diabetes since 93, I’m almost 19 now, so basically my whole life… Just take care of yourself… You have to realize its part of your life now, and not think of it as something that will just take care of itself. Too many people let themselves go and that when your in real trouble

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  7. deanjean71 says:

    My son who has had type 1 diabetes for 35 years is back on natural pork insulin from Canada. He is doing so much better than when he was on the DNA synthetic insulin which is the only insulin sold in America. In England they saw an increase in unexplained deaths, bed deaths and car crash deaths go up with the synthetic DNA insulin, so they fought back and got back the natural pork and beef insulin. Check the “Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust” website from England. Greed prevails and hurts people

  8. 101tigerlilly says:

    I’m type 1 diabetic and I hate but I love it. It’s complicating and confusing. By the way. I’m 12 and diagnosed for 2 months. Help me some times I wanna cheat and stuff my face but I know I can’t. Any ideas?

  9. GabeeeXD says:

    This Video Is Very Helpful Im Not A Diabetic But I Am Doing A Report On Diabetes And This Cleared Alot Of Questions Up

    But For Those That Are Diabetic
    My Sympathy Goes To You
    Good Luck
    Keep Your Head Up
    =]

  10. jackbebo says:

    i was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 13/2/09 which was Friday 13th! how unlucky 🙁

  11. atawhai5 says:

    The normal range for blood glucose levels are now 4-6 mmol/L not 4-7 mmol/L 🙂

  12. danceforeternity112 says:

    I have really bad dry eye in both eyes and when I read about it it said that it is caused by an allergy or disease that drains the body of water and I now that diabetes does that. I also am very tired all the time and get really bad stomach aches and I don’t eat bad and I exercise as much as possible. could I have an undiagnosed case of type 1 or type 2 diabetes? don’t judge me I’m just wondering.

  13. maidenslayer says:

    I have type 1 diabetes. I would say if you are always going to the toilet and are always tired and maybe have a rash then defintly go see a doctor immediatly as you probably have undetected diabetes.

  14. ChristineDrewFan says:

    I have diabetes type 1.. Before I knew I had diabetes, I was drinking 2 or 3 boxes of milk (if that was the right word) everyday. So I would say if you’re thirsty alot, or feel dizzy and tired at the same time, I think you should see a doctor.. That’s for diabetes 1 though. You might have diabetes 2.. You never know.. I would say go to the doctor. Never hurts to check it out, does it? But what do I know, Im just 18 so;:P Just wanted to help but.. Hope you find it out soon:)

  15. darkzero3 says:

    @danceforeternity112

    You might want to see a doctor for that…

  16. darkzero3 says:

    @101tigerlilly

    Don’t do it…I have had it for 9 years now…going on 10. The best way is to listen to the doctor.

  17. damonprincess says:

    i have been diabetes type 1 2 months now myself you simple cannot cheat i have been in hospital twice trying to cheat soo dont its horrible and you cannot go out of hosiptal for a long time dnt cheat not a good idea just give yourself more navorapid joanna xx

  18. deanjean71 says:

    Only a person who doesn’t have diabetes or a person who has never been on the natural pork insulin thinks that rDNA synthetic insulin is a safe insulin. rDNA synthetic insulin is the only insulin sold in America which is why people are importing the safer natural pork insulin. Read INSULIN-A VOICE FOR CHOICE. There’s a lot of censorship on this subject. Some doctors are paid by drug companies, so do your own research. Profit is more important than the health of those they profit form. BEWARE!!!!

  19. lilbrea11 says:

    im a type 1.. .newly diagnossed

  20. Mouldywart says:

    Ahhh. I am sorry. Send me a message if you want any help or something 🙂

  21. lilbrea11 says:

    ok thanks 🙂

  22. ado2839 says:

    im a type 1, im 18, had it for 3 years & i hate it with a passion, it wouldnt be as bad if i got diagnosed in my 40s, 50s, im a young lad who wants to go drink with my mates, eat crap & do things i cant do, but iv never ignored it or tryed to cheat it, infact i take good care of myself, just think… theres people out there who are dying from cancer etc, SO DONT GIVE UP!, we’ll get a cure like we deserve one day!!! 😀

  23. thehunterofArtemis says:

    My 8 year old cousin just got diagnosed with type 1:(

  24. Miss92P says:

    me 2, got it 4 months ago.

  25. IvanCane says:

    lol

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