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Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Gabby Louchart

on 16 April 2014

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Transcript of Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

-American Diabetes Association
-Mayo Clinic
-Personal Experience
About Me
The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Today's Topics
-What is Type 1 Diabetes
-What is Type 2 Diabetes
-The main differences
-Why it's important to know the difference
-Basic Information

-I am Type 1 Diabetic
-I have an Insulin Pump
What is Diabetes?
-The pancreas does not produce any or enough Insulin
-What is Insulin?
Type 1 Diabetes
-No Insulin
-Young People
-Genetic or Virus
-No cure
Type 2 Diabetes
-Produces some insulin or none
-Cells Ignore Insulin
-Not always preventable
-Genetic or self induced
-Who is more at risk?
-No Cure

-Only exists for Type 2
-Is treatable
-Can be gotten rid of
Main Differences
-Type 2 produces some Insulin
-Type 1 is not preventable
-Type 1 does not take "Diabetic pills"
-Type 2 can be treated other ways
Just Ask!
-It is important to ask which Type!
-It is a sensitive subject to some.
Things to Know
-Number of Americans with diabetes: nearly 26 million (2011 CDC)
-Only 5-10% of Diagnosed Diabetics have Type 1 (2014 Mayo Clinic)
-Low Blood sugar
-They need sugar
-High Blood Sugar
-They need Insulin
-Passes Out
-Call an Ambulance

-Unquenchable Thirst/Constant Bathroom Use
-Unnatural Weight loss
-Do not self diagnose! Go to a DOCTOR!

-There is a difference between Types!
-It is not a "fat" person disease
-It is not contagious
-It can happen to anyone
-It is treatable
-Diabetes is a serious disease
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