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The consequences of high blood sugar are really serious when sustained over a long period time. These consequences, stemming from the accumulation of excess glucose in the blood stream, clogging the fine capillaries of the eyes (causing retinopathy), the kidneys (causing nephropathy), and the extremities, leading to reduced circulation into fingers and toes, which may then necessitate amputation. In the short run, high blood glucose, over 300 mg/dL, can cause type one diabetic to feel listless and sluggish, and to need to urinate frequently.

Age above 45. Overweight or obesity. A family history of diabetes. Women who are African-American, Native-American, Native Alaskan, Hispanic, Asian-American, or Native Hawaiian are more prone to be at high risk. Previous child with a birth weight of more than 9 pounds. Had gestational diabetes. Have hypertension or high blood pressure. Have hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol. Exercise less than 3 times a week. History of heart disease or stroke.

This will largely depends on the severity of your type 1 diabetes. However for the majority of cases, type 1 will eventually progress to the point where you would require insulin administration. The reason behind this is because type 1 diabetic has lost the function to produce insulin .The pancreas has been destroyed by autoimmune cells in the body, hence rendering it unable to secret insulin. Without insulin, the body struggles to utilise glucose as energy. As a result of that, it starts breaking down fat. The breakdown in fat generates ketones, which is highly acidic to the body. The body is unable to function in a state of academia. This is life threatening and might lead to death within hours or days if not treated promptly.

The consequences of high blood sugar are really serious when sustained over a long period time. These consequences, stemming from the accumulation of excess glucose in the blood stream, clogging the fine capillaries of the eyes (causing retinopathy), the kidneys (causing nephropathy), and the extremities, leading to reduced circulation into fingers and toes, which may then necessitate amputation. In the short run, high blood glucose, over 300 mg/dL, can cause type one diabetic to feel listless and sluggish, and to need to urinate frequently.

Age above 45. Overweight or obesity. A family history of diabetes. Women who are African-American, Native-American, Native Alaskan, Hispanic, Asian-American, or Native Hawaiian are more prone to be at high risk. Previous child with a birth weight of more than 9 pounds. Had gestational diabetes. Have hypertension or high blood pressure. Have hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol. Exercise less than 3 times a week. History of heart disease or stroke.

This will largely depends on the severity of your type 1 diabetes. However for the majority of cases, type 1 will eventually progress to the point where you would require insulin administration. The reason behind this is because type 1 diabetic has lost the function to produce insulin .The pancreas has been destroyed by autoimmune cells in the body, hence rendering it unable to secret insulin. Without insulin, the body struggles to utilise glucose as energy. As a result of that, it starts breaking down fat. The breakdown in fat generates ketones, which is highly acidic to the body. The body is unable to function in a state of academia. This is life threatening and might lead to death within hours or days if not treated promptly.