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Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

We know that Type 1 diabetes is not contagious like a cold. Three factors seem to be important in determining why a person develop...
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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (also known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [IDDM] or juvenile or childhood diabetes) occurs when the pancr...
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Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Choices for Type 1 Diabetes

Four major influences in diabetes management are: • Nutrition and optimal dietary habits • Fitness and exercise ...
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Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

When people have Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin. Because of a lack of insulin, the sugar in the blood ...
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Alternative Medicine and Management of Type 1 Diabetes

Along with proper insulin injections, it is important to reduce stress, become educated about the disease and be diligent about mo...
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Drugs and Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

All people with Type 1 diabetes need insulin. Insulin is typically injected as a shot because it would be destroyed by stomach aci...
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Possible Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes would not be as difficult of a disease were it not for the secondary acute and chronic complications....
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Tests and Diagnosis for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed using a combination of clinical signs and symptoms as well as blood tests. The main blood tests used ...
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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for more than 90 percent of all diabetics. It’s a metabolic disorder that hinders your body’s utiliza...
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Drugs and Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be treated with oral prescription medications and/or insulin that is injected subcutaneously (as a shot)....
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