Type 1 vs Type 2: Causes, Treatments, & More

Have a friend who’s “diabetic”? What does that mean, anyway? Are they Type 1 or Type 2? Do you know the difference?

Writer, athlete, and diabetes educator Ginger Vieira explains the differences between Types 1 and 2 and how they’re treated.

Turns out, people with Type 1 can eat sugar, and they won’t die — as long as they take their insulin! And Type 2 diabetes isn’t caused by simply being overweight. It turns out that family history, race, even ovarian cysts have been linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes.

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