In our month-long recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, we will begin by providing information on Type 1 Diabetes, its Symptoms, Treatment, and Complications.
Type 1 Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin.
Insulin is an important hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood.
According to Diabetes Canada, nearly 10 percent of people living with diabetes have type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes generally develops in childhood or adolescence, but can also develop in adulthood. People with type 1 need to inject insulin or use an insulin pump to ensure their bodies have the right amount of insulin.
The following symptoms, treatments, and complications from Type 1 Diabetes may vary from person to person.
Type 1 Symptoms
weight change (gain or loss)
extreme fatigue or lack of energy
frequent or recurring infections
cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
trouble getting or maintaining an erection
diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA)
Type 1 Treatment
taking insulin as recommended (and other medications, if prescribed by your doctor)
monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly using a home blood glucose meter
eating healthy meals and snacks
enjoying regular physical activity
aiming for a healthy body weight
managing your stress effectively
Type 1 Complications
Kidney disease (nephropathy)
Eye damage (diabetic retinopathy)
Heart disease & stroke
High blood pressure
Mental health issues
Nerve damage & amputation
If you or someone you love has experienced any of these symptoms, please arrange for an appointment with your doctor or medical practitioner.
Looking ahead to next week: We will provide you with information on risk factors that account for 90% of Canadians with Type 2 Diabetes!
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