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Resources for People Living with Type 1 Diabetes


Managing your health with Type 1 Diabetes  

Managing Type 1 Diabetes effectively involves a commitment to your health, enabling you to fulfil your aspirations. Remember, your life encompasses more than your diabetes condition. To assist you in this journey, NUH has curated a range of resources. These are designed to support and guide you in living well with Type 1 Diabetes, facilitating the achievement of your life goals. Reflect on what you aspire to achieve. 

The importance of maintaining normal blood glucose levels 

Fluctuations in blood glucose levels can significantly affect your wellbeing. Elevated blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) often results in symptoms like fatigue, increased thirst and frequent urination.  On the other hand, low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) may lead to dizziness, cold sweats, headaches, nervousness and hunger. In severe cases, it can cause weakness, confusion or even loss of consciousness. 

Stabilising blood glucose within the normal range is crucial for feeling healthy and engaging actively in daily activities, whether at school, work or with family and friends. In addition, it aids in preventing or delaying serious long-term complications associated with high blood sugar, such as blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage.  

What are the skills that will help you achieve your goal?
​Effective management of Type 1 diabetes and insulin therapy is key to taking control of your health. Developing proficiency in the following self-care skills will empower you to make informed daily decisions to maintain optimal glucose levels.   
Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

Click for more information: Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels 

OR download the PDF  

Knowing Your Insulins

Click for more information: Knowing Your Insulins 

OR download the PDF 

Flexible Meal-Time Insulin Dosing and Carbohydrate Counting

Click for more information:  Flexible Meal-Time Insulin Dosing and Carbohydrate Counting 

Or download the PDF 

Using the Insulin Sensitivity Factor (ISF) to Correct High Blood Glucose
Putting ICR, Carbohydrate Counting and ISF together

Or download the PDF 

Trouble-Shooting High Blood Glucose Levels

Click for more information:  Trouble-Shooting High Blood Glucose Levels 

Or download the PDF 

Sick Day Management

Click for more information:  Sick Day Management 

OR download the PDF 


Click for more information:  Hypoglycemia 

OR download the PDF 

Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes

Click for more information: Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes 

OR download the PDF 

Travelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Click for more information:  Travelling with Type 1 Diabetes 

OR download the PDF 

Planning for Pregnancy

Click for more information:  Planning for Pregnancy 

OR download the PDF 

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