Understanding the various complications that may arise from having diabetes can help you recognise warning signs and manage your condition better.
Type 1 versus Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes often begins in childhood and is also termed as insulin-dependent diabetes. The pancreas does not produce insulin which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Type 1 diabetics require patients to carefully monitor their blood sugar levels regularly, plan their meals and take medication and insulin.
Type 2 diabetes account for most of the diabetic cases in adults. The pancreas is able to produce some insulin, but the insulin may be insufficient or the body cells are resistant to it. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with medication, weight management and proper nutrition.