Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that currently has no cure. However, it can be managed with proper treatment and care. The goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain blood sugar levels before and after meals within a healthy range. By doing so, you will feel better on a daily basis and will help prevent or delay the complications of diabetes. Talk to your doctor about what a healthy blood sugar range is for you.

The four main components of treatment are:

  • Insulin
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Diet
  • Exercise

Treatment may include the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Surgery
Alternative and complementary therapies
Other treatments