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Type 1 Treatment

People with type 1 need to inject insulin or use an insulin pump to ensure their bodies have the right amount of insulin. Developments in technology mean that today it can be easier than ever for people to manage their diabetes using devices, such as a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or flash glucose monitor.      

Manage your diabetes with confidence

Managing diabetes can be hard not just for the person who has been diagnosed but for their family as well.

You can manage type 1 diabetes by:

  • taking insulin as recommended (and other medications, if prescribed by your doctor)
  • monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly using a home blood glucose meter
  • eating healthy meals and snacks
  • enjoying regular physical activity
  • aiming for a healthy body weight
  • managing your stress effectively

Kids & type 1 diabetes

Here are some links to support you as you navigate the different ages (and stages) of type 1 diabetes.

D-Camps for kids and youth with type 1 diabetes

Has your child or teen been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Learn more about Diabetes Canada D-Camps for kids with type 1 diabetes and their families. We offer summer and family camps, as well as leadership programs.

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