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Type 1 diabetes in everyday life

In principle, people with diabetes live their lives in much the same way as people without diabetes. But there are situations in which diabetes requires increased attention.

With type 1 diabetes there are certain factors that have to be considered every day, that might affect blood glucose. This especially includes diet and exercise. But infections, stress and pregnancy can also affect day-to-day blood glucose levels.

Type 1 diabetes never takes a break. The disease requires constant vigilance – day and night. This can sometimes become too much and have an effect on the psyche, so that the quality of life is perceived as limited.

Read the background articles below to see how type 1 diabetes can be integrated into daily life. You will also find tips on managing diabetes at kindergarten, school, work and in old age.