Understanding Diabetes Testing and Using A1c
Diabetes mellitus continues to challenge coaches who work with clients who use insulin or those who have metabolic disorders in which the body cannot make efficient use of glucose.
With Type I diabetes, no insulin is produced by the pancreas, so injections are required. Type I diabetes is usually referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), and usually will have onset earlier in life.
Type II diabetes is the non-insulin-dependent type of diabetes and usually occurs in middle-aged, overweight, sedentary adults. A more troubling trend exists whereby we see cases of type II diabetes showing up in children and adolescents.