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Type 1 and type 2

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Bakerjass, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Bakerjass

    Bakerjass Type 1 · Active Member

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    What is the difference between type 1 and type 2.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 is an autoimmune attack on the beta cells of the pancreas which leave the pancreas unable to produce insulin.

    Type 2 an be a combination of a few things including hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin) and insulin resistance. The cells are not using insulin properly and blood sugar rises so the pancreas makes more insulin to compensate. The higher insulin levels make the insulin resistance worse so the pancreas makes even more insulin. It is a vicious cycle. Add in to this signalling issues that make the liver often overproduce and release glucose into a system already struggling with too much sugar and insulin. Along with all this often goes high blood pressure. The overproduction of insulin causes weight gain and also does damage to the beta cells in the pancreas. Eventually the pancreas can burn out and stop producing insulin and then you have a T2 that is insulin dependent but probably still insulin resistant.

    Type 3c is caused from injury or illness to the pancreas.
     
  4. mist

    mist · Guest

    I don't even know what type I am..I just know I inject insulin..:D
     
  5. Bakerjass

    Bakerjass Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks
     
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