Type-1 Diabetes is What is Typically Found in Children

In the United States today type-1 diabetes accounts for around 5% to 10% of the cases diagnosed. A person diagnosed with type-1 diabetes needs daily insulin shots to live. So far scientists have not found exactly why the body attacks the immune system and the production of insulin. The best wisdom so far suggests a combination of genetics, viruses and lifestyle to be involved. The best time to fight this disease is before it is contracted, unfortunately for many this opportunity is often ignored until it is too late. If you don’t have diabetes, get into a prevention program to ensure you do not get it.

Type-1 diabetes is most frequently found in children and young adults. However, it can develop at any age, and often when it does the symptoms develop quickly. Symptoms can include increased thirst and urination, extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss and constant hunger.

It is very important for a person with type-1 diabetes to be diagnosed quickly and treated with insulin. If this does not happen there is a risk of that person going into a diabetic coma that could prove life threatening.

The first thing someone should do when they are diagnosed with type-1 diabetes is to learn everything they can about the disease. Knowledge is power, especially in this case, and by arming yourself with information you will be in a much better place to deal with any consequences of the disease. You will also be better able to live as productive and long a life as possible.

Just by being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean your world will end. It is a fact that the majority of people go on to live normal healthy lives. That is true as long as they stay aware of their condition and follow the instructions given to them by their physician.

There are some things the individual can do to help themselves live a better life. Being careful of the foods you eat, and exercising daily will help significantly. Other recommendations are to stop smoking and reduce the amount of alcohol you consume. Of course, be ever vigilant regarding the amount of sugar you eat.

Diabetes affects many of the body’s organs. It is important to maintain good general health and pay special attention to the eyes, feet and skin as well as your heart and oral health.

Diabetes will affect everyone somewhat differently; therefore it is important to discuss your overall health and health care with a medical professional. Taking your health seriously and making improvements in all areas of your life will help you lead a better quality and possibly longer life as a result.