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What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Very different: Both types of diabetes are characterized by high blood glucose levels. Type i diabetes is caused by a failure of the islet cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to get glucose into the cells. In type ii diabetes, the pancreas produces Insulin but the cells don't use the Insulin in a normal fashion. This is sometimes called Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Most common difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Most common difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1, aka: "juvenile " occurs when pancreas stops making Insulin altogether, and onset usually is in childhood/teens. They are dependent on Insulin administration. Type 2, or adult onset usually starts as increased resistance to the body's insulin, often from increased body fat. Can use meds to improve situation unless Insulin production fails. # of 2s outnumber 1s in us. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type-1 and type-2 diabetes?

What is the difference between type-1 and type-2 diabetes?

Differences: Type1 diabetics have no insulin, thus the treatment is to give back insulin. Type 2 diabetics have variable amounts of insulin, it's just their Insulin don't work very well, thus the treatment is to give drugs to make the Insulin works better (more sensitive) or give additional Insulin to the body. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

How can you tell the difference between type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

Insulin: The main different between type 1 and 2 is whether or not your pancreas is still making insulin. This can be seen on a blood test which your doctor can order for you. ...Read more

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Will you describe the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Will you describe the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Dm is problem with insulin. Type 1 is a complete lack of Insulin so oral medications don't work. Type 2 is relative Insulin deficiency but not complete lack along with Insulin resistance which means tissues can not use Insulin and there for sugar very well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in chidlren?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in chidlren?

Pathophysiology: Although both type i and type ii diabetes manifest with high blood sugars the basic underpinnings of the two are different. Type i diabetes is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the beta cells which make Insulin in the pancreas. It is not caused by diet or lifestyle choices. Type ii diabetes in children is most often associated with obesity and a family history of type ii diabetes. Children with this disease are very Insulin resistant. Eventually their bodies are unable to keep up with the Insulin demands and the blood sugars rise. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

I want to know what is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Nature vs Nuture: Type 1 dm can be genetic and is thought to be related to viral infection. Risk of type 2 dm are also family hx but especially being overweight, diet, lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Need advice on what is the the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Dm is problem with insulin. Type 1 is a complete lack of Insulin so oral medications don't work. Type 2 is relative Insulin deficiency but not complete lack along with Insulin resistance which means tissues can not use Insulin and there for sugar very well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Can you tell me how doctors know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Types of Diabetes: Type I Diabetes is now called "Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Type II Diabetes is now referred to as "Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Your endocrinologist will order Glucose Tolerance Testing and attempt to control your diabetes with oral medications. If oral medications work for you, you are a NIDDM (Type II). If the pancreas does not produce insulin, you must substitute external Insulin (IDDM ...Read more