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    By Dr. Kern MD; Alexandra Wilson, RD; Ann Mullen, RN; Michelle O. MacDonald, RD; Dthia Kalkwarf

Diabetes: Types


Type 1 Diabetes

  • The body cannot make insulin
  • Requires insulin injection
  • Is not treated with oral diabetes medicines (pills)

 

Type 2 Diabetes

  • The body still makes insulin, but insulin is not working as well to let glucose into your body cells, or not enough insulin is being released
  • Treated with oral diabetes medications (pills)
  • Can progress to needing insulin
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