Individuals with Type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin, a hormone manufactured by the pancreas. Insulin helps the glucose you receive from food enter your cells to produce energy. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age and happens when the immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. The glucose stays in your blood and cannot reach your cells. As a result, affected individuals must take insulin every day to stay healthy.
Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include:
- Excess thirst
- Frequent urination
- Blurry vision
- Extreme fatigue
- Extreme hunger
- Weight loss
Why Choose UHealth?
Personalized care to improve blood sugar management. Every individual diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is unique, which means every treatment plan is unique to each person. Our multidisciplinary team helps you manage blood glucose control, insulin, proper nutrition, exercise, and assists with professional, family, and caregiver support.
Practical, up-to-date resources to enhance quality of life. As part of the Diabetes Research Institute, our team of specialists is at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Sharing the most current medical therapies and research findings, we help you and your family make healthy lifestyle choices.