DIABETES INFORMATION

By: Kirsten Champion

Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition where the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar to enter cells to produce energy.


Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar, your body's important source of fuel.

Symptoms and Prevention Tips!

Symptoms

Type 1:

  • Increased thirst
  • Bedwetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • In females, a vaginal yeast infection


Type 2:

Increased hunger.

  • Fatigue.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections.
  • Areas of darkened skin.


  • PREVENTION TIPS?
  • Diet
  • Exercise


  • First Aid can be easily administered as giving he or she a small candy bar.It can be life changing. However, if the patient is unconscious, prop them and hold them on their side and wait for the EMS to arrive.