What is the difference between diabetes type 1 and 2?

See below. Type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin by your pancreas and eventually exhausts pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. Type 1 is caused by lack of Insulin secretion, not excess.

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What are the common age differences between diabetes type 1 and type 2?

Typicaly type 1s are. Diagnoses as children and they are Insulin requiring. Type 2 tend to be adults and overweight and have are non Insulin requiring. Read more...
It varies. Type 1 diabetics are usually children, but can include some young adults. Type 2 diabetics are usually adults. However, type 2 diabetes is usually caused by obesity and we are starting to see some obese children develop type 2 diabetes. Read more...
Used to be easy. Decades ago it was rather easy, any non-adult was likely a T1-which is why they labeled it juvenile diabetes. T2 was usually overweight older adults (we called it adult onset). Now with the emergence of serious obesity at earlier ages we see T2 in some overweight teens. The terms changed. Testing is sometimes needed to sort out all the overlap but now below teen years its likely T1 while later ?? Read more...

Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Insulin production. Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. Read more...

Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Genes. Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. Read more...

How are diabetes type 1 and 2. Different?

Insulin differences. In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. In type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and your pancreas is unable to make enough Insulin to overcome this resistance. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...