Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes

A type 1 diabetic has a pancreas that has been damaged, most-likely from a viral infection, whereas, a type 2 diabetic has a pancreas that is not fully functional due to increased age, inactivity, poor eating habits and/or lack of activity.

What’s interesting is that the amount of insulin given to a type 1 diabetic differs from what is needed for a type 2 diabetic. Someone who is a type 2 diabetic has tissues that are a lot less responsive to insulin so they have to take much higher doses. Since insulin makes it much harder to lose fat, it’s especially important for healthy people and pre-diabetics to clean up their diets and start exercising now. If you think exercising is a pain, wait until you have to prick your fingers and inject medicine three to five times a day!

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