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 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. Insulin devices Insulin is usually administered beneath the skin ("subcutaneously"), using an insulin pen, which may be disposable or reusable. Controlling type 1 diabetes Ideally, type 1 diabetics should maintain their levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at a value of less than 6.5. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA 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". 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.