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What is type 1 diabetes?

When does type 1 occur?

Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in childhood, however it can occur at any age. Symptoms of type 1 diabetes may include:

  • Passing more urine
  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Having cuts that heal slowly
  • Itching, skin infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Leg cramps

These symptoms may occur suddenly. If they do occur, see a doctor. Through a simple test, a doctor can find out if they’re the result of type 1 diabetes.

Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

Currently there is no cure for type 1 diabetes. However it can be managed by using insulin and those living with type 1 can and do, live long, active and healthy lives. Check out Helping Yourself for ways to manage your diabetes.