Care for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
For people with type 1 diabetes, taking insulin each day is a fundamental part of keeping blood glucose levels in check. But this is only one aspect of managing type 1 diabetes. Patient education and support are also crucial.
At NYU Langone’s Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health, we determine the treatment plan that is best for you, while also providing the tools and information you need to ensure your health and wellbeing.
Focused Care for Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body fails to make its own insulin, a hormone that is essential for moving blood glucose into cells where it is used to produce energy. People with type 1 diabetes are usually diagnosed in childhood or young adulthood, but their medical needs last a lifetime. Whether you’ve been treated at NYU Langone’s Pediatric Diabetes Center or you’re an adult who is new to NYU Langone, our care team can develop a treatment plan to keep you healthy and help you successfully manage type 1 diabetes.
Our endocrinologists monitor your insulin needs, which can change as you age. We determine the type of insulin that provides the best blood glucose control, and which delivery system is best for you, such as syringe injections, insulin pens, or an insulin pump. For patients that can benefit from using continuous glucose monitors, we’re experts in using these devices.
Our certified diabetes educators and registered dieticians help you understand the impact that dietary carbohydrates and food choices have on insulin levels, and how to adjust your medicine accordingly. We also teach you how to recognize and treat spikes and dips in blood glucose levels, and help you understand how exercise and illness affect your diabetes control.
As people with this condition age, if diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol are not well controlled, the chances of foot ulcers, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol increase. People with type 1 diabetes are also at greater risk of hypoglycemia, which is dangerously low blood glucose levels. Proper blood glucose control helps reduce these risks. If these conditions do develop, we have the expertise to help you manage them.
Our goal is to help you maintain your everyday health, so you can live a long, healthy life on your terms. Type 1 diabetes care is provided by the following doctors: