Autoimmune process where body thinks the Beta cells in the pancreas (where insulin is produced) is the enemy and they self-destruct
Viral infection may be the trigger for the process to begin
Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes (preferably by a diabetes specialist called an Endocrinologist):
Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
Type 1 Diabetes – Goals of Treatment:
Blood glucose control goals should be set by a team comprised of the physician, patient, family members, and other diabetes management team members. Goals should be individualized to fit patient characteristics and needs.
Prevent symptoms of high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia)
Maintain weight within a desirable range
Maintain normal growth rate in children and adolescents
Minimize low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia)
Prevent or postpone the development of retinopathy (eye disease), nephropathy (kidney disease), neuropathy (nerve damage), heart disease, and stroke
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