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First things first What is Type 1 DiabetesIn type 1 diabetes a persons pancreas is not able to make enoughinsulin for the body to function properly Type 1 Diabetes isconsidered an autoimmune disease The bodys cells attack the cells inthe pancreas that produces insulin either destroying them entirely orenough of them that there isnt enough insulin People who are diagnosedwith Type 1 Diabetes are often surprised because it is not linked tolifestyle or a healthy body weight As of now there still is no exactreason that researchers have found that causes a person to develop Type2 Diabetes Although there are risk factors that can increase thechances of someone being diagnosed Another name for Type 1 Diabetes is Juvenile Diabetes The reason forthis is because the majority of people diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetesare under the age of 25 There have been reported cases of patientsbeing diagnosed with the disease much older but those are exceptions There may be a genetic link that causes people to become insulindependent but the exact link has yet to be discovered Diabetics with type 1 will have to take insulin for the rest of theirlives The amount of insulin they take may vary with their diet andweight through the years Type 1 Diabetics need to carefully monitortheir urine for ketones every morning as they are more likely to bediagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis a serious condition This is yourbodys way of telling you it is not getting enough fuel and is using fatcells as energy instead of the food that is being consumed The number of people with type 1 diabetes is relatively small comparedto the number of people who are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes The numbers for Type 2 Diabetes continue to grow with the obesity rates Now lets discuss type 2 DiabetesWhere Type 1 Diabetics do not produce enough insulin for their bodyType 2 Diabetics produce the
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