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Addie Helfers

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Type 1 Diabetes Information
Background
Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that affects blood sugar levels. Your body is not able to produce insulin, which allows your glucose to enter the cell for energy. When glucose can not enter the cell, blood sugar levels spike.
What to do!
Exercise
Exercise is important in keeping blood sugar levels regular. Every person is different, so it's important to experiment and test levels before and after exercise. Exercise uses glucose for energy, keeping levels balanced.
Blood Sugar
Who can help?
When diabetes is first diagnosed, there is going to be a lot you don't know about. There are many doctors that can help you, including the following;
What you eat is directly related to your blood sugar levels. When you eat sugary or starchy foods, your blood sugar levels rise and glucose can not enter the cell. It is very important that you eat a balanced, healthy diet. This may include eliminating sugary junk food and eating controlled portions.
Blood sugar monitoring is now an important routine that must be done to keep blood sugar levels in check. If blood sugar levels are abnormal it is important to adjust for the anomalies; it may be necessary to eat something sugary to raise levels or eat protein to lower levels or possibly more insulin. Type 1 Diabetes also requires insulin therapy which means that insulin will have to be injected into the blood stream because the body does not produce insulin.
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Help to advise you about your diet and help to find what works best for your lifestyle
Primary Care Physician
You may be meeting more and more often with your primary care physician to make sure your diet and medication are running smoothly and that you are continuing in good health
Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE)
A CDE will help you to continue your life with diabetes and teach you how to live with diabetes and learn more about the disease
Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.
- Dale Evans
By: Addie Helfers & Taye Heck
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