Can You Develop Type 1 Diabetes From Type 2?

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Type 1 Diabetes In Adults

For years, distinguishing between the various types of diabetes was pretty straightforward: “Juvenile diabetes,” an autoimmune disease, was diagnosed primarily in children and teenagers when their own body’s immune system destroyed the insulin-producing (beta) cells in their pancreas. “Adult-onset diabetes” occurred in adults and was generally associated with insulin resistance and often with overweight. And “gestational diabetes” occurred in pregnant women and disappeared once the pregnancy was over. In the past 25 years, however, determining what type of diabetes a person has has become more of a challenge. In large part, that’s because more and more children and teenagers are now being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes — the type that occurred predominantly in adults in generations past. Most of these children and teens are overweight. At the same time, it’s becoming clearer that Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age and sometimes occurs in people who are overweight. In addition, another type of diabetes, called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, or LADA, that shares some characteristics with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, has been recognized. Muddying the w Continue reading >>

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  1. Erik Litts

    No, because Type II diabetics produce insulin. Their issue is that they don’t produce enough insulin for their body to work effectively. The typical reason for this is “Insulin Resistance”.

  2. 1mg

    The causes and effects of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very different, type 1 diabetes cannot change to type 2.
    The beta cells in the pancreas produce insulin. Insulin plays a vital role in the utilization of glucose by the cells of the body.
    Type 1 diabetes occurs when immune cells of the body destroy these beta cells. Because the body cannot produce insulin anymore, the person experiences high blood sugars i.e. diabetes and has to take insulin injections.
    In type 2 diabetes, although the body produces insulin, the body’s cells are resistant to it. This eventually leads to glucose build up in the blood instead of getting absorbed.

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  3. Dominic McNaughton

    Type 1 cannot change to Type 2, but a person with Type 1 can develop Type 2, leading to what is called Double Diabetes (as they now have both Type 1 and Type 2).

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