What Causes Diabetes Type 1


People with Type 1 Diabetes      symbol with D1   do not make insulin   syinge with insulin


How to Stay Well with Type 1 Diabetes

If you have Type 1 Diabetes you will need to:


icon with finger and drop of blood        Test your blood glucose levels


syringe with insulin         Have your insulin injections every day


photo of plate with healthy meal    Be very careful when and what you eat


symbol with running legs       Exercise regularly


symbol with foot      Check your feet for sores, calluses or cuts


symbol with image of doctor     Visit the doctor and other diabetes health team members when you should


no smoking symbol     Stop smoking


symbol with running legs     Remember, insulin injections give your body the insulin it needs to use glucose for energy.


syringe with insulin    You will get sick very quickly if you don't have your insulin injections.


person falling asleep at computer 

Low insulin can make you feel tired.                

person entering toilet

Low insulin can make you go to the toilet to pass urine.

person drinking from drink bottle

Low insulin can make you feel thirsty.

Long Term Complications

If you do not eat healthy food, exercise regularly, or visit your doctor regularly, you can make yourself very sick.

You could have problems with your:

  • Eyes
  • Feet
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Nervous system