Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes
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]]>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:
- Blood glucose monitoring
Treatment may include the following:
American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp .
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed December 2009 by ]]>B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD]]>
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