The first thing to understand is that Type 1 diabetes (often called juvenile diabetes) and Type 2 diabetes (often called adult-onset diabetes) are two completely different diseases. In Type 1 diabetes, due to inability to produce insulin, injections of insulin must be administered daily. In Type 2 diabetes, the body often makes adequate insulin but the insulin is not able to be used properly (due to insulin resistance), causing yet more insulin production and more insulin resistance.
BEYOND TYPES 1 AND 2: OTHER FORMS OF DIABETES
- Diabetes Types Explained
- Gestational Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile diabetes)
- Type 1.5 (LADA)
- Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset)
- Type 3 (dementia)