Specialized Type 1 Diabetes Care

Specialized Type 1 Diabetes Care

 

It currently affects as many as 40 million people worldwide and is by far the less common than the overall two main types of diabetes. It was previously thought to occur mainly in children and young people but now being recognized even later in life as well. It has become possible to live a full filling life in these modern times with help of new drugs and technology.

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition where the body’s immune system attacks its own insulin producing beta cells in pancreas by error resulting in lack of insulin. The main symptoms include increased thirst, weight loss and frequent urination.

No one knows why a certain type of diabetes only affects certain group of people and why certain countries are susceptible to a certain type. Some experts believe and it might be due to environmental factors like viruses, diet at young age and toxins.

Main aim of treatment is to maintain a normal glucose level by following certain eating habits with insulin injections. It’s possible to achieve this now with use of sensor technology without any risk of lower blood sugars. 

We use the latest technology, insulins and drugs to deal with low blood sugar levels, which can lead to poor quality of life for some patients and affect somebody’s ability to hold a driving license.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

If you have been recently diagnosed then you would have noticed these main symptoms and can develop quickly over a matter of weeks;

  • Frequent urination

  • Feeling Thirsty

  • Extreme tiredness

  • Blurring of vision

  • Weight loss

  • Infections mainly thrush

Why should you monitor your blood sugar levels?

In addition to monitoring your own blood sugar levels, our team will arrange an HbA1c blood test every three to six months. It provides information about your blood sugar levels in last three months. This test is available in clinic and our team would aim for result below 6.5%. This level is important to protect your health and reduce the risk of complications with your eyes, feet and kidneys.

Hypo-glycaemia

The negative effects of lower blood sugars on quality of life, exercise, intimacy, sleep, and on the heart are now increasingly understood, which is why we now aim for no lower blood sugars in our clinic.

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