What's a typical day like for a child or teen with type 1 diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition but when controlled with proper diet, physical acitivity, medications, doctors visits a child can lead a relatively normal life.
With time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
Yes,it is when someone with type 1 diabetes develops insulin resistance, the key feature of type 2 diabetes.Someone with double diabetes will always have type 1 diabetes present but the effects of insulin resistance can be reduced somewhat.
Insulin causes decrease in blood sugar leading to loss of consciousness and sometimes convulsions too, when used for reasons other than treating Diabetes where sugar levels are high to start with.
It is not possible for type 2 diabetes to turn into type 1 diabetes. However, a person who originally receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes may still get a separate diagnosis of type 1 at a later date. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, so a doctor might initially suspect that an adult with diabetes has type 2.