Tag: which is worse type 1 or 2 diabetes

  • The Perception of Type 1 Diabetes versus Type 2 Diabetes

    The Perception of Type 1 Diabetes versus Type 2 Diabetes

    It is essentially the same disease in how it affects a person’s body but they are completely different in how they develop. In most news and media reports, diabetes is linked with obesity and it is claimed that if more people lost weight or became more active the number of people diagnosed would drop. These…

  • Similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    Similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    There are many differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes – namely how and why a person gets the disease. But there are also similarities. They include how the disease is treated and diabetic diets that are followed. Once diabetes is diagnosed it is no longer really a matter of why but how to…

  • Depression and Diabetes

    Depression and Diabetes

    Many people who are diagnosed with diabetes are overwhelmed with an onslaught of new information, medications, doctor visits and a feeling of helplessness. Diabetes can be frightening, particularly for anyone who is not familiar with the disease. We read about complications and insulin and medication and feel hopeless. Many diabetics experience a period of denial…

  • Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

    Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes develops because the cells in the pancreas are not producing enough or any insulin to process the food in the body into energy. The only way to fix this is to inject insulin into the body to replace the insulin the body should be producing on its own. This is different from Type 2…

  • What is Type 1 Diabetes?

    What is Type 1 Diabetes?

    In type 1 diabetes a person’s pancreas is not able to make enough insulin for the body to function properly. Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disease – the body’s cells attack the cells in the pancreas that produces insulin either destroying them entirely or enough of them that there isn’t enough insulin. People…