What Are The Four Different Types Of Diabetes?

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Types Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy can be broken into several types. This is because we have different kinds of nerves in our bodies that serve different functions. Your symptoms and treatments depend on which type of diabetic neuropathy you have. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy: Peripheral diabetic neuropathy goes by various names: peripheral diabetic nerve pain and distal polyneuropathy. In this Patient Guide, we’ll refer to it as peripheral diabetic neuropathy, or simply peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of neuropathy caused by diabetes. It affects nerves leading to your extremities—to your feet, legs, hands, and arms. The nerves going to your feet are the longest in your body: after they branch off the spinal cord in the lumbar region (low back), they have to go all the way down your legs and into the feet—quite a distance. Because the nerves leading to your feet are so long, it’s most often these nerves that are damaged; there’s more of them to be damaged. This nerve damage can lead to the foot problems often associated with diabetes, including foot deformities, infections, ulcers, and amputations. The article on diabetic neuropathy sy 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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