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Most common difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Looking for answer to differences in type 1 and 2 diabetes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are my chances of having type 1 or 2 diabetes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Impossible: To state with accuracy. Depends upon too many variables. Your specific chances are different from the general population. Get more info fro diabetes.Org.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Diabetes Type 1 & 2: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, poor high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle in someone with a genetic predisposition oftentimes. Signs can include increased thirst and urination. Type 1 is typically caused by an autoimmune attack on the islet cells of the pancreas.
A member asked:

What is type 1.5 diabetes

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
L.A.D.A. = type 1.5: Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults is called type 1.5 because patients have some features of type 1 (insulin dependent, juvenile onset, autoimmune) plus some features of type 2 (adult onset, non-insulin dependent). So, type 1.5 patients can be treated without Insulin at first, but after about 5 years, they stop making Insulin (due to autoimmune damage to pancreas) and become Insulin dependent.

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