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Previously referred to as Juvenile diabetes, type one diabetes is usually, but not always diagnosed in children and young adults.  Less than 10% of all persons with diabetes have type one diabetes.  It is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin to sustain life.  Treatment for type one diabetes includes insulin, blood glucose monitoring, education, dietary management and exercise.

Signs of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Hunger
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Blurry vision
  • Ketoacidosis

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