American Diabetes Month


Raising Type 1 Diabetes Awareness

Type 1 diabetes is thought to affect as many as three million Americans.

Unlike type 2 diabetes, there’s nothing you can do to prevent type 1 diabetes or cure it, and the exact cause is unclear. Although there is no cure, with medication, diet and exercise, type 1 diabetes can be managed.

Type 1 diabetes can cause major complications with the major organs, complications which can be life threatening. Carefully sticking to a treatment plan reduces the risk of these complications.

In addition to demanding careful adherence to a treatment plan, type 1 diabetes can also have a significant emotional impact, as a result of the stress and worry caused by constantly working to avoid complications. Joining a support group, either online or somewhere like a community centre, and talking with other people who understand exactly what you’re going through can lift a huge weight off your shoulders.

American Diabetes Month - Raising Type 1 Diabetes Awareness

 

Embed this image on your website or blog

Copy and paste the code below to use this infographic on your site.

NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Nov 27, 2014
print this
Up next:

Islet Cell Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes

Individuals suffering from Type 1 diabetes suffer from an autoimmune disease. This means that the cells that produce insulin, known as Beta cells
1 found this helpfulby NewLifeOutlook Team on February 7, 2014
Click here to see comments