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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes > type 1?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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