What Is Worse Type 1 Or Type 2 Diabetes?

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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. 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


    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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