Managing type 1 diabetes

Managing your condition well is essential to make sure you live a healthy life with type 1 diabetes

The following pages will provide you with more information on how you or someone you know can manage type 1 diabetes. However if have any problems or concerns then please do speak to your diabetes healthcare team.

Managing blood glucose levels

Managing blood glucose levels

Managing your condition well is essential to make sure you live a healthy life with type 1 diabetes

What should my blood glucose levels be?

What should my blood glucose levels be?

Everybody's blood glucose management will be different, so it's important to check with your doctor about the levels you should aim for

Managing a hypo

Managing a hypo

A hypo can be a scary thing for you to go through, but they can be managed effectively.

Managing a hyper

Managing a hyper

There will be times when you haven’t taken enough insulin to match the carbohydrate that you have eaten, which means that your blood glucose level will be too high

Carb counting

Carb counting

Carb counting is working out how much carbohydrate is in your food and adjusting your insulin dose accordingly