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How are type 1 and type 2 diabetes distinguished from each other?
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many Things
Type 1 diabetes usually starts in youth, up to the early 20's and almost always requires Insulin to treat.
Type 2 diabetes, usually starts in middle age, may require Insulin to treat and is often treated with oral medications, but can sometimes be managed by diet, weight loss and exercise, all of which are often important in type 1 diabetes also.

In brief: Many Things
Type 1 diabetes usually starts in youth, up to the early 20's and almost always requires Insulin to treat.
Type 2 diabetes, usually starts in middle age, may require Insulin to treat and is often treated with oral medications, but can sometimes be managed by diet, weight loss and exercise, all of which are often important in type 1 diabetes also.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Type 1 is insulin deficiency and type 2 is insulin resistance
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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