What to Do About Hard-to-Control Type 1 Diabetes, Aka Brittle Diabetes

Have you ever heard of “brittle” diabetes?

The concept was introduced in the 1930s, and essentially described Type 1 diabetes that seemed to be chronically unstable.While there’s no standardized definition for brittle diabetes, it generally refers to blood sugar levels that quickly swing from low (hypoglycemia) to high (hyperglycemia). It is also known as labile diabetes.

A recent article from U.S. News and World Report discusses difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes, some possible causes, and more.

Learn about the symptoms and causes of this severe form of diabetes.

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