Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes


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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes both occur when the body cannot properly store and use glucose, which is essential for energy. Learn about the differences between the two, and how each affects the body.


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Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes What is Diabetes How many types of Diabetes exist Diabetes is a condition disease which raises the levels of blood glucose blood sugar at an alarming rate. The food we eat is converted to blood glucose with the help of a hormone called insulin which is produced by the pancreas. The main function of the pancreas is to maintain insulin levels in the body when the pancreas fails to maintain insulin levels that condition is known as diabetes. Every case of diabetes is unique with varying levels of insulin. The condition has no permanent cure but patients have to adapt to a carefully planned schedule by a doctor. The best diabetes hospital in Bangalore is Columbia Asia who employ the most experienced Endocrinologists from all over the world. Type 1 Type 2 Diabetic symptoms: Frequent urination feeling vert thirsty feeling fatigued blurry vision delayed healing of wounds and cuts. Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes is a condition where the body’s immune system starts attacking the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. This condition is managed by the patients taking insulin externally to maintain the required levels of insulin in the body. It is often diagnosed amongst children young adults even though it can occur at any age.

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Risk Factors of type 1 Diabetes: Family history hereditary. Genes that affect the way body produces insulin or how it utilizes it. Medical conditions like Cystic Fibrosis or hemochromatosis. Exposure to infections or viruses such as mumps or rubella cytomegalovirus. Treatment: Can be managed by injecting insulin externally physical exercise and dietary changes for the best diabetic treatment in Bangalore visit Columbia Asia hospitals. Type 2 Diabetes: This is the more common type of diabetes where your body produces less insulin than the needed requirement or in some cases the body doesn’t utilize the produced insulin well enough. Type 2 Diabetes can occur in any age while it is more common amongst middle aged and older people. This condition can be controlled with prescription pills maintaining proper diet and proper medication. Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes: Having family members with type 2 diabetes. Obesity or lack of healthy diet. Smoking. Excessive drinking. Lack of physical activity. Use of some medications anti-seizure drugs and some medications for HIV. Treatment: Endocrinologists in Bangalore are of the consensus that diabetes can be managed by non- insulin medications weight reduction healthier diet plans and lots of exercise. For further assistance and expert opinions visit Columbia Asia.

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