The Truth About Type 1 Diabetes
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SPEAKERSome common myths can make type 1 diabetes seem more confusing than it is. Let's clear things up with the truth. Only children get type 1 diabetes, right? No. You can get it at any age, but mostly kids and young adults are diagnosed with it.
Does eating too many sweets cause it? No. Something out of your control triggers the disease. Experts aren't sure why, but your immune system mistakenly stops your pancreas from making insulin. And insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar.
Can I take diabetes pills for my type 1? No. Pills help treat type 2 diabetes. The medicine you need to stay healthy is insulin. And you can't take it by mouth. Instead, you use insulin shots, pens, inhalation powder, or a pump throughout the day. With practice, it becomes part of your daily routine.
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
Screening for Type 1 Diabetes
The Latest Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes
Effects of Type 1 Diabetes on Mental Health
Real Life With Type 1 Diabetes
Helping Children Manage Their Type 1 Diabetes
Advocacy for Type 1 Diabetes
Cost of Insulin Is a Barrier to Care
Vivir bien con diabetes tipo 2
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy
How Your Eye Doctor Finds Diabetic Retinopathy