Living with type 1 diabetesInsulins
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and controls the level of sugar in the blood. People with type 1 diabetes no longer make their own insulin, but can manage their condition by injecting artificial insulin to control their blood sugarMedicine information and usage instructions for insulin Advice for people with diabetes when unwell
Any illness or other type of stress will raise your blood sugar (glucose) levels. People with diabetes will not be able to produce more insulin to counteract this effect. Extra care needs to be taken with a patient with diabetes.Diabetic retinopathy
If you have diabetes, it is vital that you have your eyes checked regularly. Having high blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in the retina which can lead to loss of vision and even blindness.Pregnancy and diabetes
Pregnancy causes blood sugar levels to increase. Women with diabetes need to take extra care throughout their pregnancy and go for more frequent check-ups with their doctor.Diabetic kidney disease
Having high blood sugar levels can damage the kidneys, causing them to leak abnormal amounts of proteins into the urine. Diabetic kidney disease can eventually lead to kidney failure.
First aid in diabetes
Diabetes is all about handling the highs and lows of life, but do you know the signs of high and low blood sugar? Learn how to spot them and how you can fix them.Dealing with Hyperglycaemia (High Blood Sugar) Dealing with Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)
A drop in blood sugar can be disastrous in some situations. Dr Sarah Jarvis talks about where the law stands on driving with diabetes.
Staying healthy with type 1 diabetes
Having a healthy lifestyle and eating well is very important to those with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as it can help manage the disease. Follow these links for more information
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Advanced topics on type 1 diabetes
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