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Type 1 diabetes

  • Alternative Names

    Insulin-dependent diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Diabetes - type 1


    Currently, there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes. There is no effective screening test for type 1 diabetes in people with no symptoms.

    To prevent complications of diabetes, visit your health care provider or diabetes educator at least four times a year. Talk about any problems you are having.

    Stay up-to-date with all of your vaccinations and get a flu shot every year in the fall.


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