What are the types of diabetes?

1 and 2. Type 1 is usually referred to as juvenile diabetes. It results from the pancreas not producing enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes results from our body developing Insulin resistance, preventing the body from using the Insulin and sugar it naturally has. Insulin resistance usually develops as a result of being overweight. It can develop in both adults and children.
1 and 2. Type 1 diabetes is generally referred to as juvenile diabetes as it occurs most in younger ages. Type 2 diabetes is referred to as adult onset, although with the alarming rates of obesity in children, we are seeing more children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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What exactly is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is when your body stpos responding to Insulin properly. Insulin is what gives the signal for your cells to take up glucose(sugar) for energy, if the key (insulin) does not fit the lock (in the membrane of the cell). Then glucose is not burned and accumulates in your blood to be spilled by the kidneys. Read more...

What happens with type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes starts with your body becoming resistant to its own Insulin thereby increasing blood sugars (and causing a host of problems too many to list ) after resistance, your body becomes deficient in Insulin and blood sugars go up even more and damage gets compounded. This is an oversimplification but that's the basic idea. Read more...
Insulin Resistance. If you have Type2 Diabetese your body does not use insulin properly.This is called Insulin Resistance.At first your Pancreas make extra insulin to make up for it.But over time can not keep up and can not make enough Insulin to keep sugar at normal levels.Your Blood Sugar goes up and you need medicines that work on the insulin resistance along with diet and exrcise.Some may need more than one med. Read more...

What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

Insulin. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of the beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Since Insulin is necessary to get glucose into all the cells in your body the only treatment is injecting insulin. Usually 2 types of insulin, long acting and short acting. There are no pills to treat type 1 diabetes. Read more...
Insulin. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes because the beta islet cells of the pancreas can no longer make insulin. Therefore, Insulin has to be taken by injection or Insulin pump. Read more...

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin. Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. Read more...
Insulin. In type one, the primary defect is the loss of natural production of insulin so they must manage their diet & take injected insulin to make up for the deficiency. Type 1 patients can also develop other issues like thyroid deficiency and may need additional meds. However, the type of meds used in type 2 are not part of the treatment. Read more...

What is the type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women?

Gestational diabetes. It is called gestational diabetes if a woman who only has high blood glucose while pregnant. These women are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Read more...

What is called type 2 diabetes disease?

2nd form discovered. Type i diabetes was first discovered as an elevated blood sugar and then as a lack of Insulin production. Later it was found that patients in there adult hood also had elevated blood sugar, but they over produce Insulin and are in an Insulin resistant state. This second form was named type ii diabetes. Read more...
Adult onset. Type 2 diabetes can start in younger people, but generally it is adult onset. People with diabetes type 1 disease require insulin. Those with type 2 disease often can be controlled on oral medications, although sometimes the disease progresses to where they will need insulin. Complications of the disease in terms of microvascular injuries very similar between type 1 and 2. Read more...

What are some type 2 diabetes medications?

LONG list! Hi. Type 2 has many treatment options, some of which I never use anymore. There are sulfonylureas and meglitinides (many), biguanides (1, metformin), GLP-1 receptor agonists (4), SGLT-2 inhibitors (3), DPP-4 inhibitors (3), TZDs (2, pio and rosi), insulins (many), bile acid binding resins (1, colesevelam), bromocriptine, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (2, acarbose and miglitol), and maybe others. Read more...

What will keep type 2 diabetes from coming back?

Poor control. There is no cure for type2 diabetes.It has to be controlled with diet, exercise and medications.And in most cases it is a progressive disease which means it tends to get worse with time as one ages and needs to be monitored under strict medical care to keep it under control and prevent the compications. Read more...

For what reasons might type 2 diabetes cause weight gain?

Non Compliance& Rx. Most type2 diabetics gain weight as a complication of the treatment with sulphonyl ureas, tzds and Insulin therapy.And there are others who do not follow the diet and exercise recommendations and consume more calories and burn less calories ending up with more weight gain. Read more...