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Type 1 Diabetes (cont.)

Home Treatment

People who have type 1 diabetes need to work closely with their doctors to find the right balance of diet, insulin, and exercise to keep their blood sugar levels within a target range. That combination will vary over time, especially for children.

Daily treatment for diabetes includes:

Other steps to take

People with type 1 diabetes also need to:

  • Wear medical identificationClick here to see an illustration. at all times so that, in case of emergency, health professionals can see that they have diabetes.
  • Treat high and low blood sugar levels quickly to prevent an emergency.
  • Take extra care of their feet, gums, and teeth to prevent problems that may develop because of high blood sugar.
  • Know how to adjust their diet or insulin doses when they are sick or when they become pregnant.
  • Have regular medical checkups to monitor the disease and adjust treatment as needed.
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