2. Goals: Helping people learn more about
either themselves or other people who have
Type 1 Diabetes.
Objectives: Discussing what Type 1 Diabetes
is and what we should do to help people who
Audience: All ages and both genders should
learn about this disease.
3. There are two major types of diabetes.
◦ Type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes, produces
little or no insulin being made in the pancreas.
Most common signs of Type 1 Diabetes are:
Frequent passing of urine
Type 2, also known as adult-onset or non-insulin
dependent diabetes, is where insulin is still made, however,
does not work very well.
4. Genetics: Genes come from both parents and
can make someone more likely to get diabetes.
Over half of the people that get Type 1
Diabetes, have inherited the gene cell types
5. Every Type 1 Diabetics should:
◦ Test their Blood glucose at least 4 or more times a day,
and write down the daily numbers on a notepad.
◦ Exercise and Eat Healthy.
◦ Counting the Carbohydrates.
◦ Take insulin, before meals.
Why are insulin shots needed?
Not enough insulin is made in the pancreas of a person with
Type 1 Diabetes.
Insulin can not be taken as a pill because it would be destroyed
by stomach acid.
Now, insulin comes in Flexpens, Pods, and Pumps. So you do
not have to draw up the insulin from the vials.
6. When it comes to people with Type 1 Diabetes,
here are some signs that we should look out
Skin Paleness Sweating
Emotional Changes Frequent Urinating
Shaking/Tingling on hands and feet Thirst
Impaired or Blurred Vision
Mostly, these listed signs are from how much
insulin Type 1 Diabetics use.
7. If a person you know who has Type 1 Diabetes,
here are some ways to help:
◦ If they have a very low number, pass out or even drop
down, give them the glucagon, call 9-1-1. NOTE: Type 1
Diabetics may have seizures if numbers are at a
dangerous low range.
◦ If they have just a low number, give them something that
will boost up their blood glucose number at normal
range. Retest about fifteen minutes or until they feel at
◦ If number is at high range, have drink some water, or
draw up some insulin to bring numbers down at normal
◦ If number is very high, have them test for ketones in the
bathroom. Have them drink plenty of water, draw up
some insulin if necessary.
8. People who have Type 1 Diabetes, carry
around Medical Identification. Available as
bracelets, necklaces, and tattoos which will
show personal information, such as: Name,
phone number, what type of diabetes you are,
and the doctor’s phone number behind the
jewelry or on the tattoo.
9. Having Type 1 Diabetes is nothing to grieve
about, however, when it comes to crazy blood
glucose numbers is no laughing matter!