Home > Medical > Diabetes > Treatment type 1 Treatment type 1 All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk The Oscar trial witnesses: awful, pompous and condescending Health24's CyberShrink, Professor Michael Simpson, yawns at the ridiculous, boring testimony at the Oscar Pistorius trial and, as a disabled person himself, strongly objects to the defence's attempt to create excuses for Oscar. UKZN scientists develop a new diabetes controlling skin patch UKZN scientists have developed a new skin patch that controls the release of insulin into the bloodstream, potentially doing away with the need for needles. Inhaled medication Afrezza approved to treat diabetes A rapid-acting inhaled insulin called Afrezza has just been approved by the American FDA. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » 'Let it go' - a diabetic parody of Frozen's theme song A snapshot of diabetes in SA The different types of insulin Type 1 diabetics require insulin therapy to maintain normal glucose and lipid metabolism. Learn more about the different types of insulin. Controlling type 1 diabetes Ideally, type 1 diabetics should maintain their levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at a value of less than 6.5. Pancreatic islet transplantation The rationale behind pancreatic islet transplantation is the provision of islet cells that produce insulin and which can sense blood-glucose levels. Types of insulin devices Insulin is usually administered beneath the skin ("subcutaneously"), using an insulin pen, which may be disposable or reusable. Type 1 diabetes: diet and lifestyle All type 1 diabetics need to see a dietician so that correct and healthy eating patterns can be implemented. Different insulin regimens In type 1 diabetics, the aim is to mimic normal insulin secretion, which is best done by the so-called "basal bolus regimen". load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!