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Nicole Johnson, DrPH, Miss America 1999, National Director of Mission at JDRF

How much space does T1D take in your life?

National Diabetes Awareness Month

T1D looks like the 1.25 million Americans living with this disease and the 5 million who are expected to have it by 2050 if we don’t do something now.

What does someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) need to think about before exercising?

What does someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) need to think about before exercising?

T1D Reality

People with type 1 diabetes need to

  • Adrenaline or aerobic exercise can affect your blood sugar level
  • Changes in body temperature can impact T1D
  • Blood sugar can drop suddenly hours after exercise

What are the signs that someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is experiencing hypoglycemia?

What are the signs that someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is experiencing hypoglycemia?

T1D Reality

Signs of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar include:

  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Pale and/or moist skin
  • Increased hunger
  • Weakness/dizziness
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Rapid pulse rate
  • Blurred double vision
  • Shallow breathing
  • Confusion/inattention
  • Loss of coordination

What are some signs that someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is experiencing hyperglycemia?

What are some signs that someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is experiencing hyperglycemia?

T1D Reality

Signs of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar include:

  • Thirst (dehydration)
  • Frequent urination
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Stomach pain/ muscle aches
  • Increased hunger
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Drowsiness, lethargy, exhaustion
  • Confusion
  • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weight loss (a longer-term symptom)

We are in this together

You Walk. You Ride. You innovate. You partner. You inspire. Real stories of people, like you, who are changing the lives of millions touched by T1D.

  • Jennifer Sherr, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Sarah Scott
  • Tyler Newbold
  • Rachel Shead
JDRF T1D Looks Like Me

Thank you to our sponsors

  • Ascensia Diabetes Care
  • BD Diabetes Care
  • Dexcom
  • Lilly Diabetes
  • Medtronic
  • Merck NDAM Sponsor 2017
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sanofi
  • Xeris NDAM Sponsor 2017