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What are the common types of diabetes?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Type 1 or 2
Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin.
And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas.

In brief: Type 1 or 2
Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin.
And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Types 1 and 2
Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin.
It is an auto-immune disease usually, meaning that the body attacks the pancreas aberrantly and kills the beta cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a disease of the will. Food abuse results in increased Insulin production to control the blood sugar. Eventually the calories exceed the pancreas' ability and blood sugar rises.

In brief: Types 1 and 2
Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin.
It is an auto-immune disease usually, meaning that the body attacks the pancreas aberrantly and kills the beta cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a disease of the will. Food abuse results in increased Insulin production to control the blood sugar. Eventually the calories exceed the pancreas' ability and blood sugar rises.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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