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Type 1 Diabetes Awareness
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Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Know the Facts

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic life threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas produces little, to no insulin.  It can occur at any age, but is usually diagnosed from Infancy to the late thirties and lasts a Lifetime.


Know the Facts:  Type 1 Diabetes

  • Has Nothing to do with diet or lifestyle
  • Is Not preventable
  • Is Not reversible
  • Has No cure
  • Can occur at Any age, Including Infants
  • Requires insulin dependency For Life

Know the symptoms, it could save a life:


Type 1 Diabetes onset looks similar to thje Flu virus.  Ask your doctor to check for elevated blood glucose levels with a simple finger stick test or a urinalysis if you or your child exhibit the below symptoms:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Drowsiness / lethargy
  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Fruity scent on breath 
  • Nausea/ vomiting 
  • Havy, labored breathing
  • Stupor/unconsciousness

See Immediaate care if multiple symptoms occur, it could be Diabetic Ketoacidosis which can be fatal if not treatd.

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