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What diet should I follow if I have type 1 diabetes?

healthy food - including low carbohydrate foods and healthy fats

Diabetes and diet - What do I need to know?

Diet, and what you eat, plays an important role in diabetes management. Your diet is also classified as a mondifiable risk factor in diabetes and it can even play an important role in reducing the risk of developing diabetes related complications.

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What should I do next?

If you experience any symptoms of type 1 diabetes or you have risk factors for developing type 1 diabetes, it is important to get tested for as soon as possible. Some people are at higher risk and need regular testing.

By diagnosing and treating the type 1 diabetes early, it means you can decrease the risk of developing or delay any further health complications of type 1 diabetes, for example nerve damage, blindness, and heart disease. It is important to know that diagnosing type 1 diabetes should not rely solely on using a Hb A1c test.

Once you learn what your type 1 diagnosis is, or if you already have type 1 diabetes, the next most important step is to become educated. You can join the 12-week Type 1 Diabetes Program to help you learn how best to manage the condition. For example, you can learn how best to monitor blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes. The program is personalised and tailored, giving you more of the content that you want. The program also helps you to stay motivated and teaches you what changes you need to make. The first week is free and full of helpful and crucial information.


Interested in more information on type 1 diabetes?

Follow the links below to learn more about type 1 diabetes.

testing blood glucose levels with blood glucose meter is part of monitoring type 1 diabetes

Monitoring Type 1 Diabetes

My Health Explained has easy to use tools to help track your progress

Tools for Type 1 Diabetes

young man injecting insulin

Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your physical health

Mental Health in Diabetes