Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune chronic illness characterised by elevated blood glucose levels due to the body’s inability to produce insulin. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune Insulin producing beta cells located in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s immune system and therefore the pancreas no longer produces a sufficient amount of insulin.
Type 1 Diabetes is and invisible illness treated either via insulin injections or with an insulin pump.
Common symptoms include (but not limited) to:
- Constant Hunger
- Weight Loss
- Frequent Urination
- Blurred Vision
Easy to remember using the 4Ts :
Type 1 Diabetes only accounts for 10% of the diabetic population. A simple blood glucose (finger prick) test by your GP can check for Type 1 diabetes.