Treatment type 1

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.

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".

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