Chicago Diabetes Experts

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes services offered in Buffalo Grove, IL

About 8.75 million people have Type 1 diabetes worldwide. At Chicago Diabetes Experts, Gregory O. Clark, MD, uniquely understands the disease, as he has Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Clark and the team work to educate their patients and guide them to have the best quality of life. The practice uses a unique concierge medicine approach that gives people with Type 1 diabetes the unhurried and comprehensive care they need in the Chicago area. In-office, telehealth, and house calls are available for practice members. Call the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, office or click the online scheduler now.

What should I do after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes?

The first step after a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is to work with an experienced team of diabetes experts to create a plan that achieves long-term health and wellness. Type 1 diabetes isn’t something you can manage without medical help. 

How is Type 1 diabetes managed?

Dr. Clark, the physician at Chicago Diabetes Experts, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11. His extensive medical training and decades of managing the disease provide an in-depth understanding of Type 1 diabetes management. He and the team use these principles to guide their patients toward maintaining healthy lives. 

Type 1 diabetes isn’t easy to manage, but it’s possible to do so with help from the Chicago Diabetes Experts team. Impeccable glucose control is at the forefront of Type 1 diabetes treatment. 

What does glucose control involve with Type 1 diabetes?

There are many ways to achieve excellent glucose control, including: 

Automated insulin pump

Automated insulin pumps take the guesswork out of insulin, therefore delivering insulin when needed.

Continuous glucose monitor

The continuous glucose monitor communicates with the automated insulin pump, telling it when your blood glucose levels change. 

Low-carbohydrate diet

Low-carb diets involve limiting carbs and consuming most calories from protein and fat, which helps avoid the need for dosing insulin to accommodate carbs. While small insulin doses are needed to cover meals, eating fewer carbs means less insulin, which can help you avoid high and low glucose swings. 

Inhaled insulin 

Inhaled insulin doses with meals can help prevent glucose spikes if you enjoy carbs and occasional sweet treats.


Knowledge is one of the cornerstones of Type 1 diabetes management. The team helps you understand the tricky balancing act of Type 1 diabetes. You learn about the variables that impact blood glucose, how insulin works, how food types affect blood glucose, the effects of exercise and stress, and much more. 

There are also Type 2 diabetes medications that could help with Type 1 (“off-label” use) diabetes, and the team can help you determine whether those options might be best for you. 

All these services and more are available in consultations and through concierge medicine at Chicago Diabetes Experts. Call the office or book your appointment online now.