What is the Difference?

Diabetes Type 1 & Type 2

The Difference

Type one diabetes is most common in young children. The body does not make enough insulin for survival. The kids diagnosed learn to live a healthy, stable life while having diabetes. Doctors recommend kids and young adults with Type One diabetes continue to be active and play sports. They have to learn to maintain their blood sugar while living a normal life. This type of Diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors. Type two diabetes is mostly diagnosed later in life and is more common than type one. This type of diabetes's is caused by many factors. Diet, weight, exercise habits, are just a few examples. This type of diabetes is more manageable than Type one and can be controlled with diet change and weight loss. It is mostly found in people over weight.

Treatments

Diabetes doesn't mean you can not enjoy all the sweet foods you love, it just means you need to eat sweets in moderation. Dental Hygiene is very important in people with diabetes, they are at a higher risk of gum disease. People with diabetes have to regulate their blood sugar, there are improving ways that this test can be done. Medication may also be needed. A transplant is also an option.

Complications

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of gum disease. People with diabetes are also prone to skin problems. Itchy skin can have many causes, like dry skin, poor blood flow, or a yeast infection. Bacterial infections: Staphylococcus skin infections are more common and more serious in people with poorly controlled diabetes.