Hyperglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels rise beyond normal levels. Unlike hypoglycemia there are typically no immediate negative side-effects, however it is hyperglycemia that tends to be the long-term battle of most people with diabetes. Because those with Type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin, there is the constant danger of rising blood […]
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As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia is where all your worst fears reside.
Insulin, and the organ that produces it – the pancreas – will remind you how amazing the human body is.
How do you explain to your child why and how they got Type 1 diabetes? It is one of the most difficult conversations you’ll have. And it will be one that comes up again and again. Why people contract Type 1 diabetes is still a mystery. Scientists agree that it is partly due to some […]
More and more people around the world are becoming familiar with diabetes. But if you were to ask “Type 1 or Type 2?” you’d typically get blank stares. The most common form of diabetes globally is termed Type 2 diabetes. Almost 90% of all diabetes cases in the US are Type 2, and in Thailand, […]
It took us a good four weeks to understand something was wrong with our son. We had no idea what the symptoms were for Type 1 diabetes and it wasn’t until he had lost almost 10 pounds and was having to go to the bathroom hourly that we finally brought him into the hospital. As […]