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What's the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the manner in which your body is able to regulate its glucose - but for different reasons.

People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin - the hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in your blood.

For people with type 2 diabetes, their body does not respond to insulin as well as it should and as the disease progresses often times no longer produce enough insulin. 

Common Symptoms

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes share similar symptoms. Some common signs you may have diabetes include:
  • Constantly feeling thirsty
  • Consistent hungry feeling
  • Frequent urination
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Wounds do not heal