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Because there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, treatment plans focus on disease management. This means monitoring glucose levels closely and working to keep them within a desired range through insulin therapy, diet, and activity. For children with type 1 diabetes, their parents will need to help administer insulin.
People with diabetes also need to take extra care when they get sick since illness can affect blood glucose levels and make them more difficult to control. It’s important to get the recommended vaccinations to prevent illnesses such as influenza, pneumonia, and Hepatitis B. Routine appointments with primary care providers, eye doctors, dentists, and foot specialists are also recommended to monitor for diabetes-related complications.