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Similarities And Differences Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes Venn Diagram

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Type 1 And Type 2

Differences Between Understanding diabetes starts with knowing the different types of diabetes and their key differences. The two most common types are type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes In type 1 diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin due to an overactive immune system. So people with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults but can also appear in older adults. Type 2 diabetes In type 2 diabetes, your body prevents the insulin it does make from working right. Your body may make some insulin but not enough. Most people with diabetes—about 90% to 95%—have type 2. This kind of diabetes usually happens in people who are older, although even younger adults may be diagnosed with it. Type 2 diabetes also usually occurs in people who are overweight. In fact, about 8 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) Some women may develop diabetes during pregnancy, which is called gestational diabetes. Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes doesn't mean a woman had diabetes before or would continue to have diabetes after giving birth. A woman should follow her Continue reading >>

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  1. sundevildiabetic

    Low Carb Mission Tortillas - 169 BG Spike

    Tonight I used the 8" version of this tortilla and made a small pizza with Ragu sauce, mozzarella cheese, and peperoni:
    http://fiberisthefuture.com/2009/11/...eat-tortillas/
    I also enjoyed some carrots, tomatoes, cucumber slices, and two handfuls of roasted peanuts. My BG shot up from 138 to 169 at the 4 hour post-meal mark (I irresponsibly forgot to check it at hour 2). I'm curious about this "net carb" disclaimer on the tortilla's packaging and its validity as it relates to deducting the tortilla's fiber content from the carb content. Naturally, I'm trying to catch the culprit behind my BG spike. Any feedback is appreciated.
    SunDevilDiabetic

  2. Alexm22

    I too have noticed a higher bg after those tortillas which I didn't understand. I don't remember the exact number but i remember I'm not eating them again. I use the la tortilla factory tortillas. No problem with those at all. You can go to their website and use their locator to see if any stores around you sell them, they can be tricky to find!

  3. Chrysalis

    Thanks for the suggestion, Alex. I checked the website and find that in Atlanta, all Publix and most Kroger grocery stores carry *Tortilla Factory* low carb. So does Vons out west and probably a lot of other places.
    I have seen a lot of people develop creative and delicious meals using low carb tortillas. I have been stuck in a mental rut of "Mexican only" with tortillas. Maybe it's time for me to branch out a bit, you think???

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