What Are The Four Different Types Of Diabetes?

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Type 1 Diabetes

Print Overview Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults. Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications. Symptoms Type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms can appear relatively suddenly and may include: Increased thirst Frequent urination Bed-wetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night Extreme hunger Unintended weight loss Irritability and other mood changes Fatigue and weakness Blurred vision When to see a doctor Consult your doctor if you notice any of the above signs and symptoms in you or your child. Causes The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Usually, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly d Continue reading >>

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  1. jooberloober68

    Been diagnosed Type 2 a few weeks now and making the necessary dietary changes to keep it under control. I am not on medication as yet. Has anyone got any diabetic friendly snacks I can take to the cinema with me so I don't feel left out.
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  2. candyfloss

    Re: Cinema Snacks?

    Re: Cinema Snacks?
    In a word, nuts. More specifically almonds, walnuts and brazils. Dont take too many though because of the fat content, but at least its good fat. Failing that eat a hearty meal before you go so you wont feel the need to snack.

  3. WhitbyJet

    Re: Cinema Snacks?

    Re: Cinema Snacks?
    Yes nuts are a good idea, also salami sticks, miniature cheeses and last time I went to the cinema I took chocolate coated blueberries with me (stir blueberries into a couple of squares of melted high cocoa content chocolate, leave to dry).
    Enjoy your film

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