Day 148: Survival Skills — Types of Insulin
The goal of managing type 1 diabetes is to control blood sugar — meaning how much sugar is in our bloodstream.
- Too little sugar (low blood sugar) can leave you feeling dizzy, shaky, and hungry. Even without diabetes, people feel this— maybe you did a bunch of activity and didn’t have any food. For people with type 1 diabetes though, this can be especially dangerous, because the body can’t recover from a low blood sugar the same way someone without diabetes can.
- Too much sugar (high blood sugar) can leave you feeling tired, thirsty, and peeing a lot. If left unmanaged, this can get serious quickly, leading to complications.
Too little sugar is fixed with eating some extra sugar (like some candy).
But what about high blood sugar? In this case, the body needs a way to get rid of some of this sugar.
That’s where Insulin comes in.
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