How is type 1 diabetes treated?

How is type 1 diabetes treated?

The main treatment for type 1 diabetes is to replace the insulin that your body is no longer producing. Insulin is replaced either through injection or through an insulin pump. Insulin can’t be taken orally, for example in the form of tablets, as it would just be digested in your stomach and wouldn’t work effectively. 

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We’ll learn more about insulin treatment in the “Understanding insulin” section later in the course. 




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