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Outdoor sports, activities, and Type 1 Diabetes

Outdoor sports, activities, and Type 1 Diabetes

Having Type 1 Diabetes does NOT limit their ability to exercise outside and join sports. It can help them to make new friends, find new interests and explore new places. 
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Family and Relationships with Type 1 Diabetes

Family and Relationships with Type 1 Diabetes

Supporting and loving someone with Type 1 Diabetes can have emotional and practical impacts within the family, friends or in romantic relationships. It’s important to have regular and open communication in all relationships so that you can support one another. 
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Drugs, Alcohol and Type 1 Diabetes

Drugs, Alcohol and Type 1 Diabetes

The consumption of alcohol or drugs can deeply affect the blood glucose levels of those living with Type 1 Diabetes. It is important to know about these risks so that you can prevent and avoid dangerous situations. 
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Covid-19 and Type 1 Diabetes

Covid-19 and Type 1 Diabetes

People living with Type 1 Diabetes(T1D) are NOT more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 but the virus could make it harder to manage blood glucose levels and therefore create a risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). 
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Supporting those living with Type 1 Diabetes & coping with stress

Supporting those living with Type 1 Diabetes & coping with stress

When a person is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, carers can feel it as a traumatic and challenging life event. They realise the harsh consequences of the diagnosis for their children’s quality of life, life expectancy, and daily routines. Slowly, they also realize that this new reality has direct implications for the whole family.
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Type 1 Diabetes & eye complication

Type 1 Diabetes & eye complication

Those with Type 1 diabetes are more at risk to develop an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy which can affect eyesight. If blood glucose level is consistently high, it can seriously damage blood vessels. When it affects the blood vessels in the eyes it impacts the blood supply to the retina (the part of the eye that make us able to see).
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Type 1 Diabetes & foot complication

Type 1 Diabetes & foot complication

High blood glucose levels can seriously damage parts of the body and can lead to circulation and infection problems which can cause a loss of feeling in the feet or too much feeling like tingling and burning sensation.
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Type 1 Diabetes & kidney complication

Type 1 Diabetes & kidney complication

Diabetes can cause damage to the kidneys over a long period of time making it harder to clear extra fluid and waste from the body. This is caused by high blood glucose levels and high blood pressure. It is known as diabetic nephropathy or kidney disease.
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Screening for complications of Type 1 Diabetes

Screening for complications of Type 1 Diabetes

Screening for risk factors and complications starts at the diagnosis of diabetes. Even though complications rarely occur in children and in teenagers, screening is important because detecting complications at an early stage allows for actions to help slow their progression.
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Understand the basic of nutrition & carbohydrates

Understand the basic of nutrition & carbohydrates

The food we eat is very important as it provides our body with the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Our food is made up of three main nutrients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins, as well as other small nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.
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