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I've known many people with Type 2 Diabetes, but for some reason I never wondered what the difference(s) between Type 1 and 2 were, until today.

asked Dec 08 '10 at 17:52

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edited Dec 08 '10 at 17:53

My Question: If you have Diabetes, do you control it via Diet and/or Insulin shots?

alexleiphart, "I am a type 1 diabetic. If you have type 1, you will control your disease through taking insulin and testing for your blood sugar. If you have type 2, you will control through diet. Type 1 is auto immune, so therefore, you can't control whether you get it or not. Type 2 is generally found in overweight adult ..."

answered Dec 08 '10 at 18:30

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Type one is rarer than type two. Type one usually shows up in people younger than 40, and they must inject insulin.

Type two is more genetic, but can still come from other things. At first you usually won't need to inject insulin if you have type two.

This site has more info.

answered Dec 08 '10 at 17:56

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