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.
- Diabetes Types Explained
- Gestational Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile diabetes)
- Type 1.5 (LADA)
- Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset)
- Type 3 (dementia)