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

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Type 1..

Requires Insulin to live type 2 can often be controlled with diet, exercise pills;sometimes need Insulin for better control, but won't pass away if no Insulin unless very poorly controlled.

In brief: Type 1..

Requires Insulin to live type 2 can often be controlled with diet, exercise pills;sometimes need Insulin for better control, but won't pass away if no Insulin unless very poorly controlled.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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