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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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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A common long-term metabolic disorder where the body does not use the hormone insulin (produced by the pancreas) properly. This results in high blood-sugar levels. ...Read more


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

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

Why you need insulin: Dm1 results because body can't make insulin, possibly due to a viral infections destroying the insulin-producing cells of pancreas, thus Insulin must be given. Little genetic compoment. Dm2 has a high genetic component and is related to Insulin resistance. Fat make body more resistant and the pancreas "tires out" trying to compensate. Diet, exercise, meds, later Insulin usually treat. ...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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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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What're the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What're the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

DM1&DM2: Dm1-earlier age onset, genetic tendency, Insulin antibodies, dependent on Insulin for treatment, prone for ketoacidosis, fluctuating blood sugars. Dm2- older age, related to obesity, Insulin resistance, oral hypoglycemics and Insulin to control. ...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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How to know what is are the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

How to know what is are the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Type 1 dm results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and requires the person to inject Insulin or wear an Insulin pump. Type 2 dm results from Insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use Insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute Insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) or "adult-onset diabetes". ...Read more

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What are the major differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What are the major differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Type 1 dm results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and requires the person to inject Insulin or wear an Insulin pump. Type 2 dm results from Insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use Insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute Insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) or "adult-onset diabetes". ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

Chiari malformations: Type i is associated with a portion of the cerebellum called the tonsils, downwardly displaced through the foramen magnum at the base of the skull. Most are asymptomatic. Type ii is usually associated with a failure of the spinal cord to close and is often associated with hydrocephalus. ...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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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? are there anymore forms or types ?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? are there anymore forms or types ?

Making insulin: The basic difference is in making your own insulin.In type one, something kills off the insulin production in your pancreas.Since it is needed to move glucose from the blood into the cells, you must get it from an outside source or your blood level goes up too much & you eventually die. In type 2, you can make it but it doesn't work as effectively.You take extra or pills that make it work better. ...Read more

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Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Not much: There isn't much difference in the signs of diabetes type 1 versus type 2. Type 1 disease, however, can often present with more severe, and more sudden signs. ...Read more

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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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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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Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Insulin production: Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes type 1 and 2?

What is the difference between diabetes type 1 and 2?

See below: Type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin by your pancreas and eventually exhausts pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. Type 1 is caused by lack of Insulin secretion, not excess. ...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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Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Bad for both: Obesity can adversely affect diabetes control for both type 1 and type 2. In general, type 2 patients are more obese because of Insulin resistance. For both group, exercise/diet control remains key in controlling diabetes. ...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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