What is Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disorder in which the body does not produce any insulin. Type 1 diabetes occurs most often in children and young adults, and accounts for only 5-10% of cases. Treatment for Type 1 is daily insulin injections.
Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual or extreme thirst
- Extreme hunger or rapid weight loss
- Extreme fatigue
- Nausea and/or vomiting
Siblings or children of people with Type 1 diabetes.
Detailed information from Healthwise on Type 1 Diabetes:
Services for Type 1 Diabetes Patients
The Center for Diabetes Services recognizes the special needs of persons with type 1 diabetes, and provide education, technology, and support. In cooperation with your physician we assist with:
- Pattern Management: finding the right types and timing of insulin to safely manage blood sugar (glucose).
- Carbohydrate Counting: adjusting mealtime insulin doses to result in controlled blood glucose after meals.
- Glucose Sensors / Continuous Blood Glucose Readout: using sensors to help better understand blood glucose patterns with fewer finger-sticks.
- Insulin Pumps: continuous insulin infusion providing smoother blood glucose control, without multiple daily insulin injections.
If this is your first visit to our program, you will need to complete the Patient Health Survey and Medication/Supplement List forms and bring them with you to your appointment or fax them in advance to our office at 415-600-6279.
Please call 415-600-0506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your forms.
Preview the questions on the Patient Health Survey web page or the Patient Health Survey printable PDF version (152KB).
Preview the questions on the Medication/Supplement List web page or on the Medication/Supplement List printable PDF version (56KB).
Our Insulin Pump Support Group meets every 6 weeks. Everyone is welcome.