Today someone said something about how Craig and Madi have the same diabetes as my husbands grandpa had..
Not sure why it really bothers me, but I just hate when people compare type 1 and type 2 diabetes..
They are not the same..
They are not the same at all...
THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!
They are completely different..
I wish type 1 had a completely different name.....
PLEASE READ THIS!:
What are the different types of diabetes?
Type 1 (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile)
Type 1 diabetes
(T1D) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy
to the late 30s. In this type of diabetes, a person's pancreas produces
little or no insulin. T1D occurs when the body's own defense system
(the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in
the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every
day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.
While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe
that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its
onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you
can do to prevent T1D, and-at present-nothing you can do to get rid of
Type 2 (T2D, non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset)
diabetes typically develops after age 40, but can appear earlier. The Pancreas still produces insulin, but the body does
not produce enough or is not able to use it effectively. Treatment
includes diet control, exercise, self-monitoring of blood glucose and,
in some cases, oral drugs or insulin.