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Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease. It has no cure. The goal of treatment is to keep blood glucose levels in a healthy range. This will help prevent or delay other problems that type 1 diabetes can cause.
Treatment may include:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

References

American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2019. Diabetes Care, 2019; 42 (Suppl 1): S1-193.
Diabetes mellitus type 1. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/diabetes-mellitus-type-1-39. Accessed May 5, 2022.
Type 1 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/type-1. Accessed May 5, 2022.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2022
  • Update Date: 05/06/2022