Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin.
It is managed with insulin injections several times a day or by the use of an insulin pump. Lifestyle choices you make are important as they can minimise the risk of complications associated with diabetes. A person with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can live a long and healthy life even if their blood glucose levels are not always perfectly controlled. T1D requires attention every single day and can lead to stress and diabetes burnout. There are new and improved insulins, smart phone apps and injection devices available that can help you with your diabetes management. Have you considered a Continuous Glucose Monitor for 6 day to help you understand your blood glucose patterns? Make an appointment with Catherine for support and information about improving your self management skills.
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