What is Type II Diabetes and how is it different from regular diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes was also called insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), or juvenile onset diabetes mellitus. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas undergoes an autoimmune attack by the body itself, and is rendered incapable of making insulin. Type 1 diabetes tends to occur in young, lean individuals, usually before 30 years of age, however, older patients do present with this form of diabetes on occasion.
Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above. In many cases this actually means the pancreas produces larger than normal quantities of insulin.
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Type 1 diabetes relates to an inability to create your own insulin. It is called juvenile diabetes because it was once thought to be a childhood disease. Type 1 is more serious than type 2.
Type 2 means that your body is creating enough insulin its just that your body lacks the ability to absorb it.
that is really what it is in a nutshell.