Type 1 Diabetes


Matters to me.

Type 1 Diabetes


Matters to me.

As a T1D parent, I’m grateful for reliable health insurance, supportive friends & family, and medical staff to care for my son’s disease in the best possible way. I really am. But life with type 1 diabetes is no walk in the park. Public awareness & education are vital to finding a cure. So please, have a quick read, and share with those you love! Your support is a beautiful thing.                                                                                                                            ♥ Amanda

 

As a T1D parent, I’m grateful for reliable health insurance, supportive friends & family, and medical staff to care for my son’s disease in the best possible way. I really am. But life with type 1 diabetes is no walk in the park. Public awareness & education are vital to finding a cure. So please, have a quick read, and share with those you love! Your support is a beautiful thing.                                                                                                                       ♥ Amanda

What is Type 1 Diabetes?


 

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakingly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of the attack is still being researched, however scientists believe the cause may have genetic and environmental components. There is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D. Presently, there is no known cure. [jdrf.org]

 

Warning signs


 

Warning signs may appear suddenly and mimic flu-like symptoms. Please do not ignore these signs! Your doctor simply orders a painless urine test to check for high blood sugar levels, and this simple test saves lives! (* my son’s signs that led to his diagnosis)

 

  • INCREASED THIRST AND/OR APPETITE
  • FREQUENT URINATION
  • BEDWETTING*
  • FATIGUE & WEAKNESS
  • RAPID WEIGHT LOSS
  • VISION CHANGES & HEADACHES
  • STOMACH PAIN*, NAUSEA, VOMITING
  • IRRITABILITY & MOOD CHANGES
  • RAPID, HEAVY BREATHING
  • FRUITY SMELLING BREATH

 

FACTS


 

  • TYPE 1 DIABETICS ARE INSULIN DEPENDENT FOR LIFE
  • INSULIN IS NOT A CURE. THERE IS NO CURE.
  • TYPE 1 DIABETICS MAKE UP ONLY 5% OF THE DIABETIC POPULATION (95% BEING TYPE 2)
  • 95% OF T1D’S ARE DIAGNOSED DURING CHILDHOOD
  • T1D IS NOT CONTAGIOUS
  • T1D IS NOT CAUSED BY SUGAR
  • T1D IS NOT PREVENTABLE

 

STATISTICS


 

  • About 1.25 million Americans have T1D (200,000 are under the age of 20)
  • 40,000 people are diagnosed with T1D each year in the US
  • By 2050, the US expects to have 5 million people living with T1D

 

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We love our T1D supporters! Thank you.

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We love our T1D supporters! Thank you.