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

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

Lack of insulin: Type 1s cannot make Insulin at all and therefore must always be treated with insulin. Type 2s make insulin, just not enough to overcome the Insulin resistance, so either need more Insulin or need to be less resistant. ...Read more

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

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

Insulin differences: In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. In type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and your pancreas is unable to make enough Insulin to overcome this resistance. ...Read more

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

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

Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: Usually overweight patients have type 2, and underweight patients have type 1 (especially if they are actively losing weight, as children & teens with type 1 do). But you can also prove this with a few lab tests. Ask your doctor to run a C-peptide test. This measures how much Insulin your pancreas makes, and is not skewed by Insulin shots. A very low level (sometimes zero) indicates type 1. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

Renal glycosuria..: Implies a disorder where kidney leaks glucose into urine , even though blood sugar levels normal diabetes not well controlled leak sugar into urine when blood sugar > 220 or so. ...Read more

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

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

See below: "diabetes" refers to increased thirst and urination. Two major types are "diabetes insipitus" and "diabetes mellitus." diabetes mellitus, known as "sugar" diabetes, comes in two types, type 1 (no Insulin produced) and type 2 (old term was "adult onset"). Here are some reference sites: http://j.Mp/stwnmz and http://j.Mp/stwhlt (diabetes insipidus);. ...Read more

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I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

Concerns: About ketone overproduction leading to acidosis with alcohol consumption exist. Drunkeness can lead to impaired consciousness and you made not detect a low blood sugar which can lead to death. Be careful and aware of your condition. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes and proteinuria is it ok to live a normal life with these two things? Im am so worried for my 13yrdaughter who recently was diagnosis w this

Type 1 diabetes and proteinuria is it ok to live a normal life with these two things? Im am so worried for my 13yrdaughter who recently was diagnosis w this

Prognostic finding: 40% of type 1 diabetics and 10% of type 2 diabetics go on to have renal dysfunction. The early marker for both is the presence of proteiinuria. The rate of decline, and importance of glucose control are still within your control. Your physician can advise on strategies to preserve renal function like acei inhibitors or a2rb's. ...Read more

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How long does metformin take to start working . I've been on it two weeks. I have pcos and type 1 diabetes and am worried about my blood sugar.?

How long does metformin take to start working .  I've been on it  two weeks.  I have pcos and type 1 diabetes and am worried about my blood sugar.?

Type 1 Diabetes: If you indeed have type 1 diabetes you need Insulin to control your blood sugar since you do not have the ability to make Insulin on your own. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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