What is Diabetes Type 1?

Diabetes type 1 is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels. Insulin is important for controlling blood sugar levels. Symptoms include thirst, hunger, fatigue, weight loss, and increased urination.

Treatment for diabetes type 1 includes hospitalization, insulin, medication, diet, and exercise. Common drug classes used to treat diabetes type 1 are insulins and amlyn analogues.

Savings Tips for Diabetes Type 1

  • Could Your HbA1c Diabetes Test Be Wrong?

    November 14, 2017

    A glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a preferred screening test for diabetes. Done easily with a fingerstick in your physician’s office, it eliminates the need for fasting (not eating) prior to the test. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1c levels are greater than or equal to 6.5.

    What is the HbA1c?

    Red blood cells are permeable to glucose (sugar)—so after they enter your circulation, glucose becomes attached to them. See More

  • Hyperglycemia vs Hypoglycemia: What’s the Difference?

    June 30, 2017

    If you have diabetes, you’re likely well aware of the issues that can come with blood sugar levels that are too high—or too low. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) may sound similar, but they can have very different consequences.

    Using too much or too little insulin can affect your blood sugar levels, but even if you aren’t diabetic, you should know that side effects of other medications, not eating enough (or eating too much), or even exercising more than usual can all affect your blood sugar. See More

  • Should You Be Subscribing to Have Your Test Strips Delivered?

    June 16, 2017

    If you have diabetes, you’re probably no stranger to checking your own blood sugar with a little portable device known as a glucose meter. For those of you who don’t—to get a blood sugar reading, glucose meters require a small amount of blood to be placed on a test strip, and you need a new test strip every time.

    Depending on your situation, your doctor might suggest checking your blood sugar multiple times per day with meals. See More

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Popular Diabetes Type 1 Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Insulins 421 See Prices
Medical Supplies and Devices 35 See Prices
Insulins 550 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Diabetes Type 1 Drug Classes

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