Type 1 Diabetes (cont.)
Because it's an autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes can occur along with other autoimmune diseases such as hyperthyroidism from Grave's disease or the patchy decrease in skin pigmentation that occurs with vitiligo.
What Are the Symptoms?
Signs of an emergency with type 1 diabetes include:
How Is Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosed?
There is currently no way to screen for or prevent the development of type 1 diabetes.
How Is Type 1 Diabetes Managed?
You will also need to check your blood sugar levels regularly and make adjustment of insulin, food and activities to maintain a normal sugar level.
Consequences of Uncontrolled Diabetes
Reviewed by Certified Diabetes Educators in the Department of
Patient Education and Health Information and by physicians in the Department of
Endocrinology at The Cleveland Clinic.
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Last Editorial Review: 5/24/2005
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