Type 1 Diabetes accounts for roughly 10% of the 400 million global cases.

Juvenile Diabetes, or Type 1, occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a necessary hormone that allows glucose to enter cells so that they can produce energy. Factors such as family history, genetics, geography, or exposure to viruses may contribute to type one diagnosis. Though it is an uncommon, chronic condition, it primarily appears in childhood or adolescence, but can also be diagnosed in adulthood.

Complications
If not managed or diagnosed in time, type one can damage major organs. It can affect the heart, blood vessels, nerves (neuropathy), kidneys (nephropathy), eyes (retinopathy), feet, skin, and mouth. If pregnant with type one, both are at risk for health complications. These complications can often lead to congenital disabilities, stillbirth, or miscarriage.

Symptoms Include

Heavy thirst
Increased hunger (especially after eating)
Dry mouth
Nausea or vomiting
Pain in the belly
Frequent urination

Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
Blurred vision
Heavy, labored breathing (your doctor will call this Kussmaul respiration)
Frequent infections of the skin, urinary tract, or vagina

Management
There is no cure for type 1 diabetes, but Eagles Landing Endocrinology can help you manage it through insulin and lifestyle adjustments that will make life easier. Patients can live a long, healthy life by keeping blood sugar levels within the range the doctor has administered, checking glucose levels on a regular basis, eating foods that cater to well-being, and implementing activities into a patient’s schedule.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Insulin Pump Therapy

Also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy, is a form of treatment for diabetes mellitus. It is a medical device (pump) used to administer insulin.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

This device tracks blood glucose levels in real time. It also shows you how your blood sugar changes over a few hours or days. CGM offers you a more informed reading, helping you to make more health conscious decisions throughout the day.