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Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms and Differences

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 12:56 AM

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder, which makes it difficult for the body to store and use fuel for more energy. This fuel is basically glucose, which is very important for the body. The food we eat holds glucose and our body passes this glucose to every cell so that is the body gets enough energy. There are various symptoms for identifying the different types of diabetes.
 
Our body needs insulin to use up this glucose. When the body fails to generate insulin then the glucose level rises and the person begins to suffer from the different types of diabetes.

The two types of diabetes are:
  • Type 1 diabetes occurs when the production of insulin is low or negligible. It is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body fails to use the insulin that it produces. It is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Identifying the symptoms can identify both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There are different symptoms for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They are:
  • The patient feels very thirsty in both types of diabetes.
  • There is frequent urination in both types of diabetes.
  • The person starts to lose weight drastically in both types of diabetes.
  • The patient feels immense hunger in both types of diabetes.
  • The patient suffers from fatigue and weakness in both types of diabetes.
  • The patient suffers from vomiting and nausea in both types of diabetes.
The treatment plan for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should include the following:
  • Defined short- and long-term goals
  • Lifestyle changes the patient will need to be made
  • Medications and the methods of taking them for the right kind of treatment
  • A controlled diet that clearly describes what to eat and what not to eat
  • Instructions to the patient on tracking body glucose
These are just a few areas that should be covered in the treatment plan for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The treatment plan should be carried out when the doctor has carefully examined the patient suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Glucose levels in the body are very important. Glucose is basically sugar that is broken down and distributed to the different parts of the body to help divide it among different cells in the body. Glucose acts as fuel and that allows us to function on a daily basis. If a person feels that he or she is suffering from any symptom that may lead to Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes then they should visit a doctor at the earliest.
 
The symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should be well-recognized so that patients get the option of the right treatment at the right time. Appropriate tests can reveal whether a person is suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Insulin stores the nutrients in our body after we have finished a meal and decreases glucose and amino acids in the blood.
 

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Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are metabolically two different pathological states as the Type 1 is primarily insulin dependent while the Type 2 is insulin nondependent. Thus, the symptoms as well as the treatment plan differ for the two types.
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