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 Why do i get the shakes when i'm hungy and is it something i should be checking into..or what?
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 can diabetics eat any food?
My sister's friend is coming over and she is diabetic, shes any staying for two night so I need 2 diabetic recipes for tea and dinner and she is also vegetarian. Thanks ...


 How can I make my son stop with insulin?
My son has got diabetes type 1. He doesn't work out and he loves eating sweets. He is not overweight at all but he should eat more healthy and grow some muscles. Is it possible to make him work ...


 before there was insulin how did they cure diabetes?
did people just die, or what other practices did they ...


 can diabetics drink beer?
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 How dangerous is a bloodsugarlevel of over 600? ?
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 I am so angry! Eating sugar does not cause diabetes!?
Sorry... I just have to vent.... How many of you deal with this??? I saw an ad today that said "A soda today can cause diabetes tomorrow". Come on. What about type 1 diabetes? Thanks a ...


 My blood sugar count has been high for 3 weeks now. No matter what I do, I can't get it below 320. Any ideas?
I am taking Metformin and Glucophag and it won't go down. Could I be changing the type of diabetes I have to insulen dependant? I just got diagnosed with this in December so it's all new to ...


 DOES ANYBoDY HAVE A LIST ON WHAT A PERSON WITH DIABETES TYPE 1 CANNOT EAT?
please i need this ...


 How bad is sugary junk foods for a diabetic?
My father eats chocolate donuts, ice cream and all other sorts of sweets. He has an extremely high blood sugar level as it is. I have warned him about eating right but he ignores my pleas. Is his ...


 Poll: What is the most common reason for leg amputations?
Just lately I have noticed more and more poor, unfortunate folk walking around on crutches, with one leg missing. I read somewhere, that the most common cause for a leg needing to be amputated was ...


 i think I'm diabetic... I want everyone's opinion, what would YOU do? Diabetic or not.?
Ok so here's the thing...

I have a history of diabetes in my family, I'm a few stone overweight and I get shakey, irritable and sick when I don't eat which is usually cured ...


 Diabetes pt has a sugar reading of 619. How bad is this? Thanks, Barbi?
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 Would you be in a relationship with a diabetic man?
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 I'm diabetic.for past few weeks my sugars been going out of control.they were in control at first.help!!!?
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 Question about diabetes?
My dad just found out that he was diabetic. He's 52. My sister and I are only slightly overweight, and my dad isn't over by that much. What are the chances that we will get diabetes?
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 Is it diabetes if ants are attracted to someone's blood?
Is it diabetes if ants are attracted to someone's blood?
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Umm..wow, I didn't cut myself purposely, but I did get a laugh on reading all the fake answers.
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 Am I diabetic?
I am 16 years old and have a BMI of 18.0. I am very slim and my friends are beginning to worry. However, my main worry is that I begin to physically shake when I am the slightest bit hungry. I drink ...


 If you were more than 100 pounds overweight, would you consider having a gastric bypass?
Could you abide by the diet after the surgery?
Could you pass the psychological exam to have the surgery?...


 if a movie starts at 4:40 pm and is 107 minutes long, what time will it be over?
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fishyinmytank
What the different between type 1 & type 2 diabetics?
                      








Super_SaiyanGogeta
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My father has type 2. It just means he has too take pills for 2.

I need 3 pts.


0475839216
not sure. i think you do have to take a lot of medication.


Pwitty
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Type 1 diabetes is usually "caught," by children in their adolescent years (1-18) and type 2 diabetes is usually received in older years (45-75


K Q
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type one your pancreas doesn't work. You will need several shots everyday

type 2 your paunches does work but not very well. You will still need shots or pills.


Dixon
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type 1 is genetic, you get it when youre a kid, and you need to take shots of insulin in order to metabolise the sugar in your body that results from eating anything with calories.

it is theorized that type 1 is contracted when a child becomes sick, and the immune system mistakenly attacks part of the pancreas thinking it's the virus, killing the part of the body which produces insulin known as the islets of langerhan (spelling not sure).

type 2 is not genetic, old people get it from being overweight, it is managed by taking pills


Fubes
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus


Michael
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Read read read... http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/type1and2/


gurlzrule111
Type one diabetes tends to involve younger people. Children, teenagers, etc. Basically the body's immune system attacks beta cells (which make insulin) as if they were something bad. So these people tend to need insulin supplements by injection or w/e.
Type two diabetes can show up in anyone. So, it's more common. In this case, parts of the body dont use insulin appropriately and even though the pancreas is working overtime to keep up with the insulin demand, it just can't make enough to cover meals and satisfy the body. This can be helped by exercising regularly, maintaining a good diet, etc. There's also pills available to these people to help control their diabetes.


Sharon N
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the answer is quite simple. Type 1 diabetics must take insulin and type 2 diabetics can control their diabetes with diet and/or pills which help lower the sugar in the blood There are called oral hypoglycemics.


Angie H
Type 1 your pancrease does not make any insulin. Type 2, the pancreas still makes insulin, but not enough to control your blood sugars. Type 2 is usually caused from obsesity and Type 1 is juvenille or something that you get as a child.


Pauly
type 1 is the serious type that you get at an early age or as a child that you need to take insulin and watch your diet very closely. Many serious health consequences can develop through a persons life with this type.

type 2 comes later in life as the result of diet, weight, and other issues and is managed by taking pills instead of shots. It goes undetected in a good share of the population. Uncontrolled or undiagnosed, it can also lead to very serious health consequences.


Didi
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Heres a great video explaining type 2 diabetes.

http://www.diabetes.com/ap010001.html


ladyren
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Best info and in easy to understand language is to go to Webmd.com


hecla 1
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.


kristinmay
type 1.... the pancreas does not work and you need to count cabs and take the proper dose on insulin for those carbs. Type 2 your pancreas works somewhat, and you can probably control your disease by diet alone, or a medication.


sloth665
type 1 diabetes usually begins when you are young but the reality of it is that type 1 diabetics pancreas does not produce any insulin into your blood stream. type 2 diabetes your pancreas produces insulin but your body does not motabolize the insulin and sugars properly. type 2 diabetics are usually older people who are overweight and do not eat healthy. they usually take oral medication where type 1 diabetics must rely on insulin injections for their insulin.


Cat
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There are three main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes , usually diagnosed in children and adolescents, occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that ensures body energy needs are met. Approximately 10 per cent of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

The remaining 90 per cent have type 2 diabetes , which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood, although increasing numbers of children in high-risk populations are being diagnosed.

A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy. It affects approximately 3.5 per cent of all pregnancies and involves an increased risk of developing diabetes for both mother and child.


Auntcher
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In a person with type 1 diabetes the body does not create any insulin of its own to help metabolize the sugar in the body. With type 2 we do create insulin but our body won't absorb and use the insulin properly.

In type 1 there is a need for insulin injections but with type 2 it can be controlled with diet, exercise, oral medications and occasionally adding injections of insulin are necessary.

Below is a website that you can visit to learn the differences and how to deal with control issues.


angiebrown232
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type 1 is something that you are born with even though it may not show up until later and type 2 is the kind that you get that can be from the stuff you eat..... and type to you can get better from by changing your diet and stuff.... hope this helps


radiomorphic
Type I diabetes is caused by a LACK of insulin, usually due to the destruction of the cells in the pancreas that produce it (the islets of Langerhans). The important things to remember is that ALL type I diabetics require insulin and will DIE without it.

Type II diabetes is caused (most commonly) by RESISTANCE to the action of insulin. So, unlike type I diabetics, type II patients do have insulin, but for some reason it doesn't work as it should. This is most commonly due to being overweight - there simply isn't enough insulin to go around. Another reason is that the cells in type II diabetics don't respond as well to insulin, so it takes more insulin than normal to cause the same response.

Note that while all type I diabetics require insulin, this is not true for type II diabetics. Generally, type II diabetics are treated first with oral medicines (pills) that increase sensitivity to insulin. If this fails, then they can be given insulin as well.

And to correct an earlier poster, both type I and type II diabetes may have some genetic component. To say that either one is not at all genetic is incorrect.

Hope that helps.


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