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What is insulin-dependent diabetic?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Needs insulin: This means your pancreas does not produce Insulin and you need external source of Insulin to live.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Both Type-I and Type-II diabetics may need insulin. The former lose insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and need an external source; the latter produce lots of insulin, but it's not enough to overcome the resistance to insulin at the cellular level.
Jun 25, 2012

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