Do more people have type 1 diabetes than type 2?

Percy Jackson
By Percy Jackson Latest Reply 2010-07-21 05:30:30 -0500
Started 2010-07-19 18:58:00 -0500

Anyone who can answer this please do! Thanks!

10 replies

Richard157 2010-07-20 10:01:06 -0500 Report

Spunky rose is correct. 90% of the diabetics diagnosed in the US are type 2, and 10% are type 1. In 2007 there was data that showed there were approximately 24 million diabetics in the US. By applying the percentages given, that would mean there were 2,400,000 type 1's and 21,600,000 type 2's at that time in the US.

Harlen 2010-07-20 08:17:03 -0500 Report

On the other sites I go to they keep track of t1 and t2 and it looks to me that there are a lot more t2's then t1's but this is not a real way to count lol
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-07-19 20:07:17 -0500 Report

I know there are more type 2, but I do not know the percentage. Spunky, where did you find your data?

spunkyrose 2010-07-20 18:37:34 -0500 Report

i like to read medical research. I read it many times in different places.
can't remember where.

GabbyPA 2010-07-21 05:30:30 -0500 Report

Yes, I have heard of other types and that when we give it a number, we do generalize far too much. There are so many factors that we suffer from it. I posted an interesting study on what they are calling type 3 that is a resistance or elevated levels due to electrical interference. Pretty amazing, not by any means official, but something else to look at in our technological age.

spunkyrose 2010-07-20 18:45:36 -0500 Report

I think there is more than type 1 and 2. When I was first diagnosed in 1994
I was probably type 2, that is insulin resistant. I was 55 lbs overweight. Now I
am normal weight and my Dr says my body doesn't make quite enough insulin.
I take just 15 units of lantus before dinner. I am very active especially in the
summer. Metformin and Ameril did nothing for my blood sugar. I may have type 1 1/2.

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