Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 are Different
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are are different. Interestingly about 80-95% of people with diabetes have type 2 and approximately 5-10% have type 1. Although there are some similarities there are some differences too.
See this info graphic and table from Diabetes UK
Here is a brief overview of the differences.
|Type 1 Diabetes||Type 2 Diabetes|
|Often diagnosed in childhood||Usually diagnosed in over 30 year olds|
|Not associated with excess body weight||Often associated with excess body weight|
|Often associated with higher than normal ketone levels at diagnosis||Often associated with high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels at diagnosis|
|Treated with insulin injections or insulin pump||Is usually treated initially without medication or with tablets|
|Cannot be controlled without taking insulin||Sometimes possible to come off diabetes medication|
At DEN we recognize that type 1 and type 2 are different. Not only do we treat people as individuals we understand what it is like to live life having type 1 or type 2. We are here to help.