Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2?

Yes. Some type 1 patients have family history of type 2 diabetes and are most prone to have both.
Yes. Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. There is some thought that types 1 and 2 dm might be the same disease on opposite ends of the spectrum. Patients with type 2 can develop the same antibodies as patients with type 1. This is often referred to as lada: latent autoimmune diabetes of adults.

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Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Type I and Type II. There are various degrees of type ii diabetes. Some become Insulin dependent early and some not at all.
Yes and no. Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. Insulin resistance will often accompany obesity, poor diabetes control and high triglycerides, for example. Blood sugars don't "double" in rate, but Insulin doses may go up significantly to maintain control of blood sugars.

What causes you to get different symtoms in diabetes type 1 and 2?

Different issues. In type one, you make no Insulin and the metabolism breaks down unless you inject it. In type 2, you make it but not enough so the metabolism works some but not well.

Why is it that you get different symtoms in diabetes type 1 and 2?

Different cause. In type 1 you quit making Insulin and always need an external source. In type 2 you make it but not in effective quantity for your size or situation. Type 1 can kill within a month if unrecognized and untreated. Type 2 can go unnoticed for years with minimal symptoms. Some of the symptoms of both types will overlap in long term disease.

How do people get diabetes type 1?

Mostly unknown. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease.

Can you guys tell me how big is the chance for me to get diabetes type 1?

Depends. The likelihood that someone without a relative with type 1 diabetes will get t1d is about 0.4% (4 per 1000). If you have a first degree relative with t1d those odds go to 4% (4 per 100). There are ongoing research studies that can help determine risks in first and second degree relatives www. Diabetestrialnet. Org.
1 in 300. the risk in the population at large for type one diabetes is one in 300. If you have a first degree family member with diabetes type one, child, parent or sibling, then your risk is one in 20. If the latter is the case you can join a screening program called trial net which looks for early autoantibodies that precede development of type one diabetes. Intervention research is ongoing.