Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile diabetes,develops most often in young people; however, type 1diabetes can also develop in adults. In type 1 diabetes, your body no longer makes insulin or enough insulin because the body’s immune system, which normally protects you from infection by getting rid of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances, has attacked and destroyed the cells that make insulin.

Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes

● taking shots, also called injections, of insulin.

● sometimes taking medicines by mouth.

● making healthy food choices.

● being physically active.

● controlling your blood pressure levels. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels.

● controlling your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a type of fat in your body’s cells, in your blood, and in many foods.