What Is The Difference Between Type 1, Type 2 And Gestational Diabetes?
Diabetes: Know Your Type Diabetes SA has developed information resource called 'Diabetes: Know Your Type'. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body's own immune system has attacked the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. The pancreas can no longer produce insulin when this occurs. Although often diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, it can occur at any age. How is it managed? Administering insulin by injections or a pump will help to manage blood glucose levels. The amount of insulin required will constantly need to be reviewed. Eating well, moving regularly and monitoring blood glucose levels are also important to stay well and manage type 1 diabetes. It's a big job! How can it be prevented? Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented or cured. Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin being produced does not work effectively (this is called insulin resistance). Although often diagnosed in adulthood, more and more children and teens are being diagnosed. How is it managed? Eating well, focusing on carbohydrate serving sizes, monitoring blood glucose levels and staying act Continue reading >>