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.

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.

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.

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