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

  • FDA Approves the First Artificial Pancreas

    November 11, 2016

    Finally we have a breakthrough for diabetes type 1 management! The FDA has just approved the artificial pancreas – new technology aimed at helping those suffering from diabetes type 1 cope with their condition. About 1.25 million children and adults in the United States have type 1 diabetes, so this is exciting news for a lot of people.

    This artificial pancreas is also known as an automated insulin delivery device. See More

  • This Class of Drugs Causes Almost 100,000 Annual Emergency Visits

    June 07, 2016

    Insulin: legal, widely used, and transforms lives. But there are risks—soon you’ll see why we try to spare our type II diabetics from having to start insulin. Using oral medications to their maximum dose and incorporating diet and lifestyle changes is the way to go before resorting to insulin.

    Of course, tight blood sugar control is the goal for reducing diabetes related complications (kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy) but insulin remains one of the most challenging aspects of diabetes management given the risks. See More

  • New Diabetes Supply Prices Now on GoodRx

    November 23, 2015

    You can now find and compare diabetes supplies on GoodRx! Do a search now to see prices for glucose test strips and meters, control solution, syringes and lancets, and more.

    As you may already know, shopping around online will typically get you a lower price than what you’ll find walking in to your local pharmacy.

    To make it even easier to get the most savings, you can now order discounted supplies directly from Total Diabetes Supply—in addition to the low Amazon. See More

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Popular Diabetes Type 1 Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
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Insulins 266 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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