Diabetes Type 1
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Diabetes Type 1 (also known as Juvenile Diabetes) occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Insulin is a necessary hormone that allows glucose to enter cells so that they can produce energy. Factors such as family history, genetics, geography, or exposure to viruses may contribute to type one diagnosis.
Though it is an uncommon, chronic condition, Diabetes Type 1 primarily appears in childhood or adolescence, but can also be diagnosed in adulthood. It accounts for roughly 10% of the 400 million global cases.
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If not managed or diagnosed in time, type one can damage major organs. It can affect the heart, blood vessels, nerves (neuropathy), kidneys (nephropathy), eyes (retinopathy), feet, skin, and mouth. If pregnant with type one, both are at risk for health complications. These complications can often lead to congenital disabilities, stillbirth, or miscarriage.
There is no cure for type 1 diabetes, but Aylo Health can help you manage it through insulin and lifestyle adjustments that will make life easier. Patients can live a long, healthy life by keeping blood sugar levels within the range the doctor has administered, checking glucose levels on a regular basis, eating foods that cater to well-being, and implementing activities into a patient’s schedule.
Helping keep your Diabetes Type 1 on track
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Diabetes Type 1 management is offered at all of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge, as well as our Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo for your Diabetes Type 1 management?
Insulin Pump Therapy
At Aylo Health, we off Insulin Pump Therapy (also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy), which is a form of treatment for diabetes mellitus. It is a medical device (pump) used to administer insulin.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
At Aylo Health, we offer Continuous Glucose Monitoring — a device that tracks blood glucose levels in real-time. It also shows you how your blood sugar changes over a few hours or days. CGM offers you a more informed reading, helping you to make more health-conscious decisions throughout the day.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of Diabetes Type 1?
– Heavy Thirst
– Increased hunger (especially after eating)
– Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
– Dry mouth
– Nausea or vomiting
– Frequent infections of the skin, urinary tract or vagina
– Frequent urination
– Pain in the belly
– Heavy, labored breathing (your doctor will call this Kussmaul respiration)
– Blurred vision
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