Insulin isn't a cure for type 1 diabetes—it simply replaces the insulin a healthy pancreas would make naturally.
By monitoring blood sugar levels, balancing food and exercise with insulin, and learning how lifestyle choices affect their bodies, people with type 1 diabetes can live normal lives and do anything people who don't have diabetes can do.3
Working closely with a healthcare team is key to managing diabetes properly and avoiding some of the issues that can occur if blood sugar isn't kept in a safe range. Too-high or too-low blood sugar levels can be dangerous, and over the years, high blood sugar can lead to a wide range of conditions affecting the eyes, hands, feet, heart and more.4 However, with a solid management plan and a good team of professionals on your side, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes doesn't mean that these problems are inevitable.
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