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Can type 2 diabetes turn into type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: No

Type 2 diabetes is an Insulin resistant form of diabetes.
Many but not all persons with type 2 end up on Insulin over time because their bodies lose the ability to make enough Insulin to meet their needs. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. It is therefore an Insulin deficient form and always requires Insulin therapy.

In brief: No

Type 2 diabetes is an Insulin resistant form of diabetes.
Many but not all persons with type 2 end up on Insulin over time because their bodies lose the ability to make enough Insulin to meet their needs. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. It is therefore an Insulin deficient form and always requires Insulin therapy.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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In brief: Not really

Type i develops at a young age and is always Insulin dependent.
Type ii is mainly adult onset, however, younger children are developing as a result of obesity. Most type ii do produce Insulin but the receptors are insensitive. Not all type ii require inulin. Some early type ii can be diet controlled or resolve with weight loss. Some type ii only require pills. Obesity has significantly inc type ii.

In brief: Not really

Type i develops at a young age and is always Insulin dependent.
Type ii is mainly adult onset, however, younger children are developing as a result of obesity. Most type ii do produce Insulin but the receptors are insensitive. Not all type ii require inulin. Some early type ii can be diet controlled or resolve with weight loss. Some type ii only require pills. Obesity has significantly inc type ii.
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