Log in
Healthy Eating
36,910 members β€’ 5,980 posts

Type 1 diabetes awareness,

Good morning everyone,

Most people are aware of type 2 diabetes which has links to obesity and a genetic disposition.

But what about type 1 which's believed to be caused by the immune system wrongly attacking the pancreas where insulin is produced. So it's an autoimmune disease and this is a hard one when our own immune system attacks our vital organs.

The same is true of coeliac whose intestinal villi is wrongly attacked by our own immune system triggered by the ingestion of gluten.

I wish that I wasn't a coeliac but compared to T1D and other health issues I'd rather have CD as its 100% treatable by diet, it also gives us the opportunity for a very healthy diet free of highly processed foods.

So as its Diabetes awareness month here's a link to JDRF T1D awareness campaign with valuable advice on controlling blood sugar levels and living with T1D:

jdrf.org.uk/news-and-media/...

For those of you who don't have an autoimmune disease you're the lucky ones so appreciate what a gift that is...

If anyone would like to share their story of living with T1D then please do as I think it must be scary.

Photo courtesy of JDRF.

5 Replies
oldest β€’ newest

Hi Jerry

Thanks for raising awareness of this condition - as part of Diabetes' Awareness Month, and I will have a look at the link on the weekend.

Zest :-)

2 likes
Reply

Thanks Zest, I hope I don't get on other peoples nerves promoting awareness events so thanks for the encouragement. 😊

2 likes
Reply

With type 1, a person does multiple blood testing and insulin shots throughout the day and sometimes middle of the night depending on the way they feel.

2 likes
Reply

Thanks Leah, it's constantly monitoring yourself by the sound of it which must be a nuisance sometimes.

So you and all diabetics have my sympathy and I have an empathy with others with autoimmune issues. πŸ™

2 likes
Reply

It can be sometimes, but after 36 years of the same thing so far, you get use to it! It’s good to have a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) system when it works for tighter control of blood sugars. πŸ˜€πŸ‘ I’ve had mine as long as my Nephew was born! That’s been 3.5 years!πŸ˜€

3 likes
Reply

You may also like...