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what's type 1 diabetes like?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bad: It is a serious life long illness, requiring constant attention to diet and treatment with Insulin injections.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Starts early in life: Type 1 starts early in life - kids adapt to illness quicker. Nowadays they have a small electronic tool that helps them deliver the dosage and keep filled with Insulin - i see kids are savy with new equipments and use these like their gaming tools and adapt well. Most of the people with type 1 adapt well to lifestyle requirements. There are famous people with type 1 - like nick jonas (music).
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Constant challenge: I have a 14 year old with type one diabetes, and I can say that it is a constant challenge. It fills your thoughts frequently through the day, and doesn't let up. it requires your constant attention, like a crying baby. Then you feel bad often when you don't dose the insulin just right. We are hoping for a cure soon.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014

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