Health and social care- Diabetes type 1

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What is it?
TYPE 1 DIABETES OCCURS WHEN THE BODY IS UNABLE TO PRODUCE INSULIN. INSULIN IS A HORMONE THAT IS NEEDED TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF GLUCOSE (SUGAR) IN YOUR BLOOD.
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What are the main symptoms?
feeling thirsty-> urinating more-> fatigue-> weight loss-> itching around the genitals-> blurred vision-> cramps.
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What is hypoglycaemia?
when your blood glucose is too low-> result of taking too much glucose
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What are the symptoms of Hypoglycaemia?
shaky-> sweaty-> tingling lips-> weakness-> nausea-> hunger
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What is hyperglycaemia?
insulin is too high-> no insulin to move glucose
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What are the symptoms of Hyperglycaemia?
extreme thirst, dry mouth, blurred vision, drowsiness
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When to seek medical attention?
loss of appetite, vomiting, high temp, stomach pain, fruit smelling breath
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what are the causes of diabetes?
When you eat, your digestive system breaks down food and passes its nutrients into your bloodstream. The pancreas (a small gland behind your stomach) usually produces insu
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how is it cared for?
regular reviews, healthy eating, exercise, quit smoking and drinking, look after feet.
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