Type 1 Overview

Type 1 Diabetes

Let’s fight type 1 diabetes together.

With the right tools and support, you can do anything. Whether you've been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, are helping a loved one or have been managing your condition for a while, help is here.
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Find the balance.

No matter how type 1 diabetes has shown up in your life, you can find success by balancing your medications, and sticking to your daily exercise routine and nutrition plan. But wherever you’re at with this challenge, you can always reach out for help of any kind—from your caregivers, your family, or other people who live with type 1 diabetes. 

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Pay attention to your mental well-being

Stress is natural part of fighting type 1 diabetes, so if you’re experiencing unusual stress, depression, or anxiety of any kind, know that you’re not alone. A heightened risk for mental health challenges comes hand in hand with all of the physical challenges, so know that it’s not your fault—and there are plenty of resources and support to help you along the way.
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You are in control

Knowing what to eat with type 1 diabetes can be tough. You need a strategy for balancing food, insulin doses, and physical activity to maintain your blood sugar levels. Learning how different foods affect your blood sugar and figuring out how to balance that within your daily routine is key. And remember, it can be a little bit of trial and error. Experiment with different foods and watch your blood sugar as daily activities change. You can also work with a dietician to build a personalized nutrition plan that works for you.

Type 1 Self-Care Manual

The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual can help you navigate any challenge with confidence. The manual covers everything, from blood sugar goals to complications and special considerations by age.
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Manage your medication

Everyone manages their diabetes in different ways. But the key to finding the right way to manage type 1 diabetes lies in working with your healthcare providers to discover what works best for you. Reach out to your doctor and have a candid conversation about your concerns—and then work with all the resources at your disposal to push ahead and find your balance.

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