Diabetes is one of the most common ailments in America. People of all races, ages, and genders can be affected by diabetes. There is a misunderstanding among Americans about diabetes in general. There are two separate types of diabetes that affect millions of people. Typically Americans are more familiar with Type 2 diabetes and when they hear the word “diabetes” they automatically think Type 2. Type 1 is much more misunderstood within the scientific and normal populations. Diabetes management is important for all Americans who have been affected by this disease.

Type 1 diabetes is the least common form of diabetes in the world. This form of diabetes has no known cause and no known cure. Scientists around the world are tirelessly working on this problem. Type 1 diabetes is more common in children and young adults and as such was known as “juvenile diabetes.” Type 1 diabetes is unlike Type 2 in the fact that this form of diabetes inhibits the natural production of insulin.  Without insulin the body can not convert foods into the energy that it needs to function. These individuals end up having to supplement insulin for the rest of their lives.

Type 1 diabetics learn to live with this disease early on. Type 1 diabetics must administer certain amount of insulin based off of their blood glucose levels and the foods they have consumed. Blood glucose testing is a very important part of living with diabetes. Without constant monitoring blood glucose levels may fall too low or become too high. When this occurs and individual can fall into a diabetic coma. Proper exercise and diet plans will help those affected by Type 1 diabetes cope with this disease.

Your physicians at Men’s Vitality Clinic in Tucson, Arizona can help after your diagnosis. We will teach you proper diabetes management techniques, proper administration of insulin treatments, and how to test blood glucose levels. We care about your health and we will be your support system after your Type 1 diagnosis.