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Blood glucose and Type 1 diabetes

Patient education handout

"Blood glucose, insulin, and Type 1 diabetes"
  • Uses simple diagrams of a lock-and-key analogy to help people with Type 1 diabetes understand the basics of blood glucose and insulin, emphasizing how insulin helps the cells in the body use blood glucose for energy.
  • Explains why people with Type 1 diabetes must monitor their blood glucose levels and inject insulin.

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