Also called: juvenile diabetes
A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
It typically appears in adolescence.
Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision.
People may experience:
Treatment consists of insulin
Treatment aims at maintaining normal blood sugar levels through regular monitoring, insulin therapy, diet, and exercise.
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Source: American Diabetes Association
Dietary supplement: Works alone or in conjunction with other treatments to promote health.
Hormone therapy: Affects body processes by regulating the activity of the organs.
Nutrition counseling: Diet advice provided by a nutrition expert to prevent or treat
Carbohydrate counting: Keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates consumed, which are found in foods like soda, bread, and pasta.
Diabetic diet: Diet that helps diabetics control their blood sugar (glucose) by reducing sugar and carbohydrates. For example, drinking less soda and eating less bread.
Physical exercise: Aerobic activity for 20-30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health. If injured, pursuing an activity that avoids the injured muscle group or joint can help maintain physical function while recovering.
Critical: consult a doctor for medical advice disease.
Note: The information you see describes what usually happens with a medical condition, but doesn't apply to everyone. This information isn't medical advice, so make sure to contact a healthcare provider if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number immediately.