What is Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes, previously known as juvenile-onset diabetes, type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the pancreas does not produce insulin. The disease usually develops in children and young adults but can occur at any age, when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. The cause of developing type 1 diabetes is unknown, however it is believed that there are both genetic and environmental factors that may trigger the onset (Source: JDRF). There is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes, but the disease can be managed through daily insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, eating healthfully and adequate exercise.
What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes in kids?
1 Type one diabetes often appears suddenly. In children, Type 1 diabetes symptoms may seem like flu symptoms. Symptoms can be different for each child. They can include high levels of glucose in the blood and urine when tested, abnormal thirst, fluid loss (dehydration), frequent urination, extreme hunger but weight loss, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, and more. The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees their healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
How is Type 1 diabetes treated in a child?
Diabetic Children must have daily injections of insulin to keep the blood glucose level within normal ranges. Insulin is given either by injection or insulin pump. Treatment will also include eating the right foods to manage blood glucose levels, exercise, regular blood testing to check blood-glucose levels, and regular urine testing to check ketone levels.
T1D NEWS & EVENTS
Scioto Foundation will be giving away $45,000 in matching monies on Oct. 17 from 8AM-8PM. Every dollar donated durning the event, either in-person at the SF Office or via online at www.sciotogives.org/T1D.html will receive a prorated match.
Consider supporting this great organization that
• Host an annual Type 1 Diabetes day camp
at Shawnee Lodge in Shawnee Forest West Portsmouth, Ohio.
•Offer a support group for those suffering from T1D and their friends and families.
•Host guest speakers at monthly meetings. Past speakers and topics have included 504 information, BCMH information, insulin pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor) updates, JDRF Research Road Tour, TrialNet, insulin information, and a DAD (diabetes alert dog) to name a few.
Donate online (oct. 17 from 8-8): www.sciotogives.org/T1D.html
Can’t make it down to the SF office that day? Not a problem!
Give your checks to Malissa Sarver or Toni Dengel and we will turn them in durning the event.
Have a question? Call Scioto Foundations office at 740-354-4612, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio