Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is more uncommon than type 2 diabetes. Only 5% to 10% of all diabetic patients have type 1 diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the body cannot manufacture its own insulin to process glucose in the blood. A type 1 diabetic needs insulin through medication.
If you have type 1 diabetes, improving your overall health is crucial to living as well as you can. You can make dietary and lifestyle changes to support your wellbeing with type 1 diabetes.
Let’s take a look at the symptoms, risk factors, conventional treatments, and root causative factors that may increase the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Then let’s take a look at holistic support strategies to improve your overall wellbeing.
What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic health condition in which the pancreas does not make insulin to process blood glucose.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 1 diabetes typically develops during childhood, the teenage years, or in young adults. However, it can develop in rare cases in older adults.
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