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how do we know that we have type 2 diabetes or type 1?

By Anonymous October 9, 2011 - 6:54am
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Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your question. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Type 2 diabetes, which is far more common, occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or doesn't make enough insulin.

Diagnosis of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes is made by your doctor based on your symptoms. You can do more reading on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of both types of diabetes here:



Hope this helps!


October 9, 2011 - 8:38am
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