How to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults


A lot of times, I come across patients who have to use insulin and aren’t quite sure whether they have Type 1 or type 2 diabetes. I hope to be able to clarify the difference between the two, especially in an adult. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is commonly called ‘juvenile onset diabetes.’ Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in young children, often under the age of 5 years. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease. An auto-immune disease is when the body forms antibodies against itself. In the case of type 1 diabetes, the body develops antibodies against the [...]