Living with Type 1 diabetes

By By Averi Haugesag, Contributing writer
Published On: Sep 07 2012 11:47:05 AM EDT
Updated On: Nov 05 2014 10:24:33 AM EST

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While one child with Autism may rarely speak and have difficulty learning how to read and write, another can be so high-functioning he's able to attend classes in a mainstream school.

Although it is typically diagnosed in young children, Type 1 diabetes effects people world wide and can appear at any age. This disease is usually genetic; however it can form after exposure to specific viruses.

 

According to the American Diabetes Association, monitoring your blood sugar is the key to staying on top of your diabetes. If you consistently check your glucose level and take insulin shots when needed, you should remain in good health.

 

It is also crucial for Type 1 diabetics to stay on top of their exercise habits. Make an effort to workout for at least 30 minutes each day. Something as simple as a walk or a short bike ride can make a huge difference.

 

With good habits and a little support from family and friends, controlling your Type 1 diabetes is possible.  

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