What is the definition of type 2 diabetes?

Answer About 90 percent of Americans who have diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, which means that they are non-insulin dependent. People who have Type 2 diabetes often develop the disease later in life.Causes... Read More »

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What are the differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

Basically, type 1 is an autoimmune deficiency- meaning that your body starts fighting against itself, and eventually, someone with type 1 diabetes will stop producing insulin (the protein that regu... Read More »

Is it true Type 2 diabetes can change to Type 1 diabetes?

No. Some people mistakenly think that Type 2 diabetes becomes Type 1 diabetes when insulin is needed, but that's not the definition of Type 1 diabetes. All Type 1 diabetics need insulin and some Ty... Read More »

What happens if you cant treat diabetes type 1 or type 2?

Depends entirely on length of time without treatment. Most of the comorbidities happen after some time.Kidney disease/failureHeart disease/failureHigher cancer riskStrokeLoss of limb(s)BlindnessVas... Read More »

Do you think diabetes type 1 and type 2 should have different names?

When I mention my diabetes I always mention it as "Type 1" and never just as diabetes. I do not like the term juvenile diabetes. Juveniles becomes adults and their is nothing juvenile about diabe... Read More »