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  1. Type 1 Diabetes - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if: A person is losing consciousness or becomes unconscious and you notice that his or her breath has a fruity odor. He or she may have the life - threatening chemical imbalance diabetic ketoacidosis.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes - Home Treatment

    People who have type 1 diabetes need to work closely with their health professional to find the right balance of diet, insulin, and exercise to keep their blood sugar levels within a target range.

  3. Diabetes Guide - Symptoms

    Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop quickly, over a few days to weeks, and are caused by blood sugar levels rising above the normal range (hyperglycemia).

  4. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

    This topic provides general information about type 1 diabetes.

  5. Type 1 Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include: Family history of type 1 diabetes.

  6. Diabetes Guide - Treatment Overview

    Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong treatment to keep blood sugar levels within a target range. Treatment includes: Taking several insulin injections every day or using an insulin pump.

  7. Diabetes Guide - Prevention

    Preventing type 1 diabetes: Currently there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes; however, ongoing studies are exploring ways to prevent diabetes in those who are most likely to develop it.

  8. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests for type 1 diabetes.

  9. Diabetes Guide - Cause

    Learn about the causes of type 1 diabetes.

  10. Type 1 Diabetes - What Happens

    Type 1 diabetes develops because the body destroys the beta cells in the islet tissue of the pancreas that produce insulin. The rate at which the beta cells are destroyed varies.

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