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how can i take care of type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Type 1 diabetes. : Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience Dentistry
Lifestyle: Carefully managing diabetes also involves knowing your blood glucose levels before a meal/snack AND then checking your blood glucose 2-3hrs after a meal to see how your blood glucose hase responded to your meal and your insulin dose. Consult with your MD or ask me, if you have more specific questions.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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