The Different Types of Diabetes
One unique aspect of diabetes is that there are several different classifications for this endocrine condition. Those new to diabetes could be confused when they hear of different types. For instance, when learning of type 1 and type 2 diabetes a Novus could assume these are different phases of the disease. However that assumption would be incorrect. Type 1 would not progress into type 2 or vice versa.
Our posting today will help to clear that confusion. This list shows the different classifications of diabetes and explains what they mean.
Diabetes Type 1
With type 1 diabetes the pancreas completely shuts down production of insulin. The diabetic then becomes insulin dependent for treatment. A diabetic who has type 1 diabetes can not be treated alone with oral medications.
Diabetes Type 2
For patients with type 2 diabetes the pancreas is not producing enough insulin to properly regulate the blood glucose level. In order to treat a patient oral medication is usually prescribed by a doctor. When this form of diabetes progresses the diabetic will have to receive treatment by insulin injection.
(Get extended information on type two Diabetes at the Type 2 Diabetes Adult Onset page.)
(For more on Gestational Diabetes see the Gestational Diabetes Overview.)
The elevation in the blood sugar level is not high enough to warrant treatment by medication or insulin. However someone who has pre-diabetes is at a very high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Thus they would want to control their prediabetes with diet and exercise. Regular checkups with a doctor is also a necessity.
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults
Generally those with LADA are not treated with medication unless the condition progresses to merit treatment.
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