Type 1 diabetes occurs when the beta cells of the pancreas gland stop producing the hormone insulin. As a result of this you now need to take insulin by injection or via a pump.
Managing you condition
Before you developed diabetes your pancreas kept your blood glucose levels within the normal range by producing the right amount of insulin at the right time. Now you will be instructed about deciding how much insulin to take by injection depending on your blood glucose level, along with what, when, and how much you are eating, and the amount of physical activity you plan.
There are also some other variables, eg illness, that will have an effect on your glucose level and your diabetes nurse specialist will outline these further for you.