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What Is Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a serious chronic condition when your body can not make insulin, which causes high blood glucose levels.
Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
Lifestyle and diet can not affect this type of diabetes.
When you have type 1 diabetes your body attacks your insulin producing cells that are found in your pancreas so you can not produce Insulin.
We all need insulin to live.
It allowes the glucose in our blood to get into our cells and fuel our bodies.
When you have type 1 diabetes, your body can break down carbohydrates from our diet and turns it into glucose.
But once the glucose enters the bloodstream it stays and builds up there simply because is no insulin to allow it into the body's cells.
One of the the main symptoms of diabeesis when your body tries to get rid of the excess glucose through your kidneys, and that makes you urinate more frequently.
These symptoms are accute, meaning they come on quickly and they last between days up to weeks.
Anyone who suffers from an eventration of these symptoms should see their doctor.
When you have type 1 diabetes your body doesnt not produce insulin anymore.
Which is why you are now depended on constant exogenous Insulin delivery that is injected into your body.
Frequent blood glucose monitoring is imperative, to make sure the levels are not too low or too high.
Exogenous insulin delivery will make you feel and your blood glucose levels will normalize again.
Over the course of time, high levels of glucose in our blood can inflict major damage to your heart, kidney and eyes.
However, with the right kind of treatment ,complications of chronic high levels of glucose can be managed.