What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
People with type 1 diabetes require insulin, either injected or by insulin pump. It used to be called insulin dependent and juvenile diabetes. Type 2 diabetics can often be helped by weight loss and exercise or oral medications. Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset.
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Type 1 diabetics have a pancreas that does not produce insulin and thus they need to receive insulin by injection.
Type 2 diabetics have a pancreas that produces insulin but their body is resistant to the insulin. They take medications, often oral, to increase insulin production and secretion by their pancreas, to decrease sugar uptake by the GI track, or promote uptake of glucose into cells. Sometimes, Type 2 diabetics cannot be well controlled with only oral medications and insulin injections have to be added (that does not make them a Type 1 diabetic, they are a Type 2 diabetic on insulin).
It depends upon how the blood sugar level is controlled by body while suffering with Diabetes. For more information visit: http://matchhealth.com/condition/diabet … -vs-type-2
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