Type 1 diabetes - a long-term condition - for iPod/iPhone

Type 1 diabetes - a long-term condition - for iPod/iPhone

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What is type 1 diabetes? How do people with diabetes manage their symptoms? Type 1 diabetes occurs when insulin producing cells are destroyed, and the body can no longer produce the insulin needed to control sugar levels in the blood. It can develop at any age, but most commonly emerges in childhood. Diabetics must ensure that they don’t have too much or too little sugar in their blood as either extreme can cause medical complications. In this collection, 21-year old Clemmy reveals what it is like to have high blood sugar, and 22-year old Sam shares his experiences of dealing with low levels of blood sugar.
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What is type 1 diabetes? How do people with diabetes manage their symptoms? Type 1 diabetes occurs when insulin producing cells are destroyed, and the body can no longer produce the insulin needed to control sugar levels in the blood. It can develop at any age, but most commonly emerges in childhood. Diabetics must ensure that they don’t have too much or too little sugar in their blood as either extreme can cause medical complications. In this collection, 21-year old Clemmy reveals what it is like to have high blood sugar, and 22-year old Sam shares his experiences of dealing with low levels of blood sugar.
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Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's...

13 Jun 2012 | 06 mins 59 secs

Type 1 diabetes: Cle...

13 Jun 2012 | 06 mins 59 secs

Living with an insulin pu...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 30 secs

Living with an insul...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 30 secs

Diabetes and mental healt...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 23 secs

Diabetes and mental ...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 23 secs

Diabetes and exhaustion

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 41 secs

Diabetes and exhaust...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 41 secs

Type 1 diabetes: Sam's st...

13 Jun 2012 | 05 mins 40 secs

Type 1 diabetes: Sam...

13 Jun 2012 | 05 mins 40 secs

Difficulties with diabete...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 41 secs

Difficulties with di...

13 Jun 2012 | 02 mins 41 secs