Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes > type 1?

Insulin resistance. Patients with type 2 diabetes still make insulin, but they're resistant to it. Therefore, if someone with type 2 becomes Insulin dependent, very commonly the doses may be higher than those used in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Depends. Depends on the severity of the disease but in general, the Insulin in a type 2 diabetics don't work well (insulin resistance), thus higher amount of Insulin is needed to produce the same amount of effect.

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin. Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance). Read more...

Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

May be both. Insulin is definitely required for t1 diabetes. Many people will require Insulin for t2 diabetes if they don't lose weight to lower Insulin resistance, their pancreas fails with prolonged period of time, or the oral medication just isn't effective enough to control their glucose. Check w/your doctor. Read more...

Can I use malunggay c instead of insulin? For diabetes type 1 person

No. For type 1 diabetes in which the problem is deficiency of insulin, the only treatments that help are those that provide the body the needed insulin. The beta cells are destroyed by an autoimmune process leading to Insulin deficiency. Malunggay does not provide insulin. Whatever benefit it may offer, Insulin replacement in type 1diabetes is not one of them. Read more...
No. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the bidys inability to make insulin. Only Insulin can reverse the metabolic defects associated with this dsease. Read more...

Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?

Type 1 needs insulin. Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged. The pancreas makes little or no insulin, so sugar cannot enter the body's cells for use as energy. Insulin injections are needed throughout lifetime. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still making insulin but it may be insufficient or ineffective. Read more...

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

Acquried diabetes. Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. Read more...
Endocrine disorder. Type ii diabetes is an endocrine disorder in which there is inadequate Insulin in the bloodstream to maintain blood glucose (sugar) at a normal level. It typically occurs in adults as opposed to type i diabetes which occurs in children and younger adults. Read more...

Microalbumin numbers and type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago. I did a 24 hour test and my microalbumin 24 tv results came back 2, 390, (extremely high), but my urine microalbumin/24hr came back at 12.0. My doctor sent me the test r

These . These two results sound at first hearing very different. The last 24 hour result is normal. Keep in mind that the spot (random) urine is evaluated as a ratio urine microalbumin to as miligrams of Albumin per gram of creatinine or micrograms Albumin per milligrams of creatinine. A spot determination is as good as the 24 hour collection, in general, so we do not recommend doing 24 hour collections. They are a nuisance. After less than 2 years of diabetes you would not be expected to have diabetic kidney disease. There may be a lab issue problem. Normal 24 hour urine Albumin is less than 30 milligrams. Was that first collection expressed as 2390 milligrams or micrograms? If micrograms, that value is not high. See a nephrologist if there is a question. And get a simple urinalysis to check out other aspects of your urine. Read more...

Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes smaller doses than those needed for type 1?

Not necessarily. Often type ii patients who require Insulin will need larger doses than in type i diabetes. This is because of a tendency to Insulin resistance and obesity in type ii patients more so than in type i patients. Everyone is different, however, so that predicting for a particular patient is only a guess. Read more...

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high. Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. Read more...