BDF POSITION             

                                 updated 11/12/2019

 

 

BDF takes the following position:

 

Brittle Diabetes is rare - affecting approximately 70,000 in a US population of 323million.

 

There are several differences that distinguish a brittle diabetic from that of a stable Type 1 diabetic.

 

  • Brittleness has a cause which when identified and treated presently results in a 50% reversal rate to a stable Type 1 condition.

 

  • Brittle diabetes is not an uncommon complication of type 1 diabetes but rather a rare disease in its own right and a distinct and separate FORM of type 1.

 

  • People with Brittle diabetes can do everything right (optimized diet, exercise, carb counting and insulin regimen) and yet experience rapid unpredictable highs and lows in their BG levels.

 

  • Brittle Diabetes is best defined as an unstable, unpredictable and  uncontrolled rapid shift in BG  which causes ongoing disruption in everyday life.

 

Brittle Diabetes Foundation Inc.

1547 Waterford Drive   Venice Florida 34292

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