Diabetes type 1

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  1. What is type 1 diabetes?
    when someones has a difficulty maintaining a normal blood glucose level (BGL)
  2. Causes of Type 1 Diabetes?
    • Body unable to produce insulin
    • The body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that poduce insulin
    • Usually appears before the age of 40
  3. Symptoms of Diabetes Type 1
    • Frequent urination
    • Lack of sleep
    • Increased thirst- dry mouth
    • Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
    • Blurred vision
    • Skin infections

    the symptoms are usually obvious and develop quickly (over a few weeks)
  4. Types of treatment for type 1 diabetes
    • Medical interventions
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Councelling
  5. Medical interventios for type 1
    • Injections of inulin: syringe, pen or pump
    • insulin can not be taken as a tablet!
    • Insulin can be: Long acting, Short acting, Rapid acting
  6. Lifestyle Changes: Give reasons for all of these!
    • Take regular exercise
    • Follow a healthy diet
    • Check BGL regularly
    • Quit smoking
    • Limit alcohol consumption
  7. Councelling for type 1
    • some people with diabetes may experience episodes of depression
    • Psychological interventions and counselling can help people over come depression
  8. Physical Impacts of living with diabetes type 1
    • Heart disease
    • Nerve damage
    • Retinopathy
    • Kidney disease
    • Foot problems
    • Sexual dysfunctions
    • Miscarriage and still birth
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Hyperglycaemia
  9. Intellectual Impacts of living with diabetes type 1
    • Difficult to concentrate in lessons or at work (due to being tired)
    • children may miss school due to hypo or hyper glycaemia
  10. Emotional Impacts of living with diabetes type 1
    Anxiety/worry: for both patient & family
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Diabetes type 1
2013-03-14 09:33:18
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