Insulin Matters
SPREADING AWARENESS ABOUT TYPE 1 DIABETES
ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH FOR A CURE!!!
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas have been destroyed. Everyone needs insulin to survive. Type 1 diabetes is also known as insulin dependent diabetes. There are no miracle "snake oil" cures or special diets. Children and adults with type 1 or juvenile diabetes must inject insulin by syringe, insulin pen, or insulin pump; but insulin is not a cure. It is only life support.

The intention of this Web site is to spread awareness about type 1 diabetes. The symptoms for type 1 are extreme thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, fatigue, sudden weight loss, sugar in urine, sometimes flu-like symptoms such as vomiting, and other symptoms.  If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, please seek medical attention immediately.  Undiagnosed or untreated type 1 diabetes is life threatening.
Our story of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis - my son, our family: video.


***Sugar matters too! When blood sugar level is low, people with diabetes need carbohydrates to bring their blood glucose level up. 

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