Flashcards on Types of Diabetes

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What are the two main types of diabetes?

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Which type of diabetes is an autoimmune condition?

Type 1 diabetes

Which type of diabetes is more common and usually develops in adults?

Type 2 diabetes

What is the main difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 is when the body doesn't produce insulin, while Type 2 is when the body doesn't use insulin effectively

What are some common symptoms of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

Increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue

Can Type 2 diabetes be prevented?

Yes, through healthy lifestyle choices like proper diet and regular exercise

Is Type 1 diabetes more common in children or adults?

Children

What role does insulin play in managing diabetes?

Insulin helps regulate blood sugar levels by allowing cells to take in glucose for energy

Which type of diabetes requires daily insulin injections?

Type 1 diabetes

What can happen if diabetes is left untreated?

Complications like heart disease, nerve damage, kidney problems

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Which type of diabetes is an autoimmune condition?



What are the two main types of diabetes?



Which type of diabetes requires daily insulin injections?



Can Type 2 diabetes be prevented?



What role does insulin play in managing diabetes?



Is Type 1 diabetes more common in children or adults?



What can happen if diabetes is left untreated?




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