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Type 1 diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood are too high. To manage diabetes, insulin must be used daily and lifestyle carefully planned. The good news is that with proper management, a person with diabetes can live a full, active, healthy life.

This guide supplements the instructions from your doctor and will help you become an expert.

I. Let's Get StartedStep 1: Taking chargeStep 2: What is diabetes?Step 3: Symptoms of diabetesStep 4: Diagnosing diabetesII. Managing Diabetes - The BasicsStep 5: Your management programStep 6: Use insulin every dayStep 7: Follow a meal planStep 8: Monitor blood glucoseStep 9: Exercise is important!III. Becoming an ExpertStep 10: Recognize medical emergenciesStep 11: Long-term complicationsStep 12: Maintain regular check-upsStep 13: The healthcare team

Glucose monitoring: New and upcoming testing devices

Healthy eating for people with diabetes

Intensive blood glucose management

Research underway: Transplant procedures

Insulin schedule

Emergency warning signs

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