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Type 1 Diabetes 

If you have Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not produce insulin, which the body needs to transport glucose to the cells for energy. This results in high blood sugar levels, which cause many problems. Symptoms can include hunger, thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, frequent urination, weight loss and numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. Very high blood sugar can cause more severe symptoms, including stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to blindness, loss of feeling, kidney disease, heart problems and other serious complications.

Type 1 diabetes—also known as juvenile onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes—is a chronic condition. Fortunately, it can be managed with medications—including regular insulin injections—as well as regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, along with diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. By working closely with your physician, endocrinologist and certified diabetes educator and taking advantage of the resources available to you on this site, you can minimize complications and lead a healthy lifestyle.


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