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Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that does not have a cure. The goal of treatment is to keep blood glucose levels within a healthy range. Doing so will help prevent or delay complications.
Treatment may include:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

References

American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes-2019. Diabetes Care. 2019. Jan; 42 (Suppl 1):S1-193.
Diabetes mellitus type 1. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/diabetes-mellitus-type-1-34 . Updated June 28, 2019. Accessed November 22, 2019.
Type 1 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/type-1. Accessed November 22, 2019.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2019
  • Update Date: 12/11/2019
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