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Signs and Symptoms of T1

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:

  • Thirst
  • Tiredness
  • Constant Hunger
  • Weight Loss
  • Frequent Urination
  • Blurred Vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Easy to remember using the 4Ts :
1. Thirst
2. Tiredness
3. Toilet
4. Thin

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.

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