With Expert Diabetes Care and Support
Whether you've grown up with type 1 diabetes or you're newly diagnosed, you're strong, capable, and ready to keep your condition under control for the years to come. At AdventHealth, we never want type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes, to hold you back. To help you stay confident and in control, we provide blood-sugar monitoring assistance, nutritional meal counseling, free glucose-management classes, and support groups.
If you need support with your type 1 diabetes management, our expert endocrinologists can stabilize your system with insulin drips or glucagon doses and help you maintain your wellness. We know you can manage your type 1 diabetes alone. But you don't have to. We're here to support you in your journey.
Helping You Feel Confident. Encouraging You to Thrive.
- Monitoring Your Type 1 Diabetes
When you live with type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes, you become familiar with glucose-monitoring devices and insulin shots. But if you’re newly diagnosed, you may still be figuring out how to best to predict and manage your type 1 diabetes. Count on our endocrinology specialists to help you discover healthy strategies, whether you've had diabetes for years or you're newly diagnosed. It starts with screenings where our endocrinologists get to know you, your health, and anything you might not have considered in your self-care routines. We also use blood tests to monitor your blood sugar and give you the tools you need to help prevent type 1 diabetes complications. Our screenings include:
- Fasting Plasma Glucose Test. Measuring blood sugar after eight hours without food or drink.
- Glycated Hemoglobin A1C. A test given to estimate your blood-sugar average over the past few months.
- Random Plasma Glucose Test. Measuring blood sugar without having to fast.
- Understanding Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
Living a full life while keeping your blood-sugar levels stable can sometimes feel like a balancing act. Factors like missed meals, sugary snacks, alcohol, colds, exercise, medicines, and even stress and travel can disrupt your baseline numbers. We're here to get you back to feeling stable. Our knowledgeable diabetes doctors and educators are here to help you recognize any signals that your body needs more attention, including:
- Blurred Vision
- Extreme Hunger
- Fatigue and Weakness
- Frequent Urination
- Increased Thirst
- Irritability and Other Mood Changes
- Unintended Weight Loss
You're ready to take charge of sugar spikes and other unexpected symptoms. We're here to help guide you, providing you with diabetes education programs and elite medical care that are accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
- Type 1 Diabetes Mangement for A Fuller, Happier Life
When your diabetes symptoms are under control, you feel confident and energized. We’re here to help you reach that goal every day, coaching you how to:
- Count Carbohydrates in Your Meals
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Manage Your Condition
- Monitor Your Blood Sugar
- Take Your Insulin
Because diabetes numbers are a moving target, sometimes emergencies can happen. If your blood sugar ever falls too far outside the margins, stay calm. Our experts in the ER and our diabetes management team are ready and equipped to treat hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), ketoacidosis, and other type 1 diabetes complications.
We want you to spend less time worrying about your blood-sugar levels and more time enjoying life. We're committed to providing you with the best care there is, which is why we participate in nationally funded studies for type 1 diabetes management at our Translational Research Institute (TRI) for Metabolism and Diabetes in Florida. It takes only one team to find a cure. We're working on it.