With type 1 diabetes, it is not yet clear who will develop it and why – unlike type 2, it cannot be brought on by lifestyle, so there are lots of people researching more into this illness to look at how it develops and why, as well as treatments for people who have it. Companies like Trials 4 Us run paid clinical trials looking into diabetes.
There are much less people who have this type of diabetes than type 2 – less than 10% of people who have diabetes have type 1. Type 1 is harder to manage than type 2 – because the body produces no insulin at all, the insulin must be injected into the body on a regular basis. Unlike type 1, type 2 can be overcome with dietary and lifestyle changes, in conjunction with surgical procedures like Newcastle gastric sleeve surgery.
It is very important that people who have type 1 diabetes follow medical advice and keep on top of the condition. Because the lack of insulin can lead to high blood sugar levels, if this condition is left unmanaged, or is not managed properly it can become very serious indeed – it can lead to loss of limbs and problems with the backs of the eyes.
If you think that you may have diabetes, it is also important to make sure that you see a doctor as soon as possible. Some of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes are frequently weeing (this is where your body is trying to get rid of glucose) and feeling thirsty all the time. Often people also find that they lose a lot of weight without trying to.