manage my t1d

T1D is related to an estimated loss of life-expectancy of up to 13 years.
Diagnoses of T1D in Philadelphia children younger than 5 increased 70 percent between 1985 and 2004.
Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults — about 80 people per day — are diagnosed with T1D in the U.S.
The average annual medical costs of children and teens with diabetes in the U.S. is $9,000, compared to about $1,500 for those who don’t have diabetes.
What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an illness that makes your body attack itself when your body does not produce blood sugar. It is often diagnosed by early adulthood, most likely in children.
What can I do?
While type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented or cured, it is treatable. If you have a plan and are prepared, you can live a normal, full life. Consider the tips below to get started.
Take your meds

Type 1 diabetes comes on quickly. You will need injected or pumped insulin to treat the illness. It is very important to have your doctor-ordered medications with you at all times.
take your meds
Eat healthier
Eating a good diet, including different types fruits and vegetables, is a key part in managing your sugar levels. Learning how different foods affect your blood sugar levels and putting together solid meal plans are key to a well-balanced daily routine. Find tips and tools for healthier eating habits here.

You can also find more resources here
be active
eat healthier
Be active
Physical activity is a great way to help stabilize your blood glucose levels. Exercise also improves your overall health. Find ways to get active and stay active here.

You can also find more resources here.
Test your blood sugar
Remember to test your sugar levels 3 to 4 times each day and keep regular appointments with a doctor to manage your type 1 diabetes properly.
Find support
Finding emotional support for type 1 diabetes is important. Type 1 diabetes is difficult, but it helps to know there are so many more people with the illness getting through each day, every day – like you. Here are some online places to talk with others about type 1 diabetes and find more information:

 Support for your family

 Online community forum

 Stories from caregivers

 Manage your diabetes at school

The Juvenile Diabetes Cure Research Tax Check-Off Program funds research that focuses on restoring normal blood levels, preventing complications of the disease, and/or on preventing juvenile diabetes.

Grants are awarded every two years through the Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
Contributions to the research fund can be made by indicating a donation amount on state tax returns. Individuals can also send donations to:

Pa. Department of Health’s Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Budget, 625 Forster St., Health and Welfare Building Harrisburg, PA 17120.

*Make checks payable to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund.

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