Difference between Type 1 & 11 diabetis.

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2015-02-10 12:24:18 -0600
Started 2012-08-25 11:53:05 -0500

I just read a post on this issue, and wanted to find out for myself, on the difference betwwen Type 1 & 11 diabeits. Also to refresh my memory. Here is a web site that was taken from CNN news :


2 replies

RebDee 2015-02-10 12:24:18 -0600 Report

I always thought that Type 1 was a disease that started as children while Type 2 was one started as adults.

MAYS 2012-08-25 12:51:38 -0500 Report

Type 1 diabetes is a "Autoimmune Disease" one in which the pancreas doesn't produce insulin (which is essential to human life) or it produces it in such a small amount that the body cannot use it effectively, normally type 1 diabetes developes when the body's immune system "attacks" the pancreas, destroying the beta cells which produce insulin, thereby creating the stage for type 1 diabetes.


Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.


The differences between Type 1 diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes is explained in this video:


To learn more about the different types of diabetes and the management of such, please click the link below:



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