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What is the biggest difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Type 1 is insulin deficiency and type 2 is insulin resistance.
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