Ask an Expert FAQs — Your Type 1 Questions Answered

Q: What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes?

A: The symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually appear suddenly and may progress quickly. The following symptoms warrant a call to the physician or a trip to the emergency room.

Children with type 1 diabetes may also be restless, apathetic, and have trouble functioning at school. In rare cases with extremely high blood sugar a diabetic coma may be the first sign of type 1 diabetes.

The following tests can be used to diagnose diabetes:

Insulin administered by injection or insulin pump, along with meal planning and exercise, is the treatment for type 1 diabetes.

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Deborah Greenwood APRN,BC-ADM, MEd, CDE

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Last Modified Date: June 19, 2013

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