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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the type of diabetes that typically develops in children and in young adults. In type 1 diabetes the body stops making insulin and the blood sugar (glucose) level goes very high. Treatment to control the blood glucose level is with insulin injections and a healthy diet. Other treatments aim to reduce the risk of complications. They include reducing blood pressure if it is high and advice to lead a healthy lifestyle. What is type 1 diabetes? What is type 1 diabetes? Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00Playback Rate1xChapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Subtitles undefined settings, opens undefined settings dialog captions and subtitles off, selected Audio TrackFullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUni Continue reading >>

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  1. dewing

    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic (only diagnosed last month) and wondred is it worse to be a Type 1 or Type 2 or is it basically the same?

  2. friendsville

    I believe that type 1 is from birth,and is life long,insulin required daily or therabouts.Type 2 is contracted later in life, and can usually be controlled by diet and insulin shots,when
    and if required. Serious consequences can arise, if ignored. Good luck Bill

  3. almonkey

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    Originally Posted by dewing
    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic (only diagnosed last month) and wondred is it worse to be a Type 1 or Type 2 or is it basically the same? Type I is when the body turns on itself and cannot make insulin. Insulin is required to be injected to live. Type 1 is positively identified when a person tests positive for a Gad 65 antibody. Type 1 can effect babies, children, teens, adults, and the elderly. It use to be thought it occurred only to the young and was called juvenile diabetes. It is now known that type 1 can effect any age group but is formally diagnosed when the antibody is present. At this time there is no cure.
    Type 2 is also seen in different ages but is usually caused by excess body fat-fat is a hormone too- Type 2 is usually a progressive disease but can be stalled by loosing weight and exercise and even reversed. It is usually treated in the beginiing with pills but studies show to control blood sugars, 7 of 10 people will eventually need insulin.
    The complications that may occur from either type 1 or 2 can be horrible. The key is controlling blood sugars. Unfortunately, a person with Type 1 has no control to reverse or stall their disease like a person with Type 2 does. I dont think there is really an answer to your question, just opinions.

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