TYPE 1 DIABETES
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease which means the beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The beta cells produce insulin, so without these cells a person’s blood glucose (sugar) is too high.
Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can include: increased thirst, frequent urination, feeling hungry even though you are eating, extreme fatigue, unexplained weight loss, dry mouth, itchy or dry skin.
All people with Type 1 diabetes require insulin, but a healthy lifestyle is also important and that is where Beaumont can help. Whether you are an adult or child with Type 1 diabetes, Beaumont has resources for you.