Aa
A
A
A
Close
Diabetes - Type 2 Community
3.36k Members
Tbd

Which type of diabetes is worse to have?

External User
I am not familiar with diabetes I just know that it can get worse and can even affect the eyes.
7 Responses
231441 tn?1333896366
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi,

there is no better or worse diabetes.  There is type 1 diabetes, which is autoimmune, and people with this need to inject insulin, along managing their diet.
There is type 2 diabetes, which happens when the body can't use the insulin it produces (insulin resistance), commonly considered to be lifestyle related, but which has very strong genetic links.  For this type of diabetes first line treatment is diet (low carb diet is often a great help), weight normalization and exercise.  Oral medications are typically used, though sometimes injected insulin is used.  

There are also rarer types of diabetes which are grouped under the term 'monogenetic' diabetes.  Some of these require insulin, some can use oral medications, and some can manage with just diet.

For all types of diabetes the most critical aspect to avoid complications is keeping blood sugars as close to normal as possible, and reducing insulin resistance so that insulin levels in the body can also be normalised.

Hope this helps.

973741 tn?1342346373
The good news with type 2 diabetes is that people DO often have some control.  They can control things like their weight, fitness level and diet which can help.  If you have not yet been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, do something now to prevent it.  good luck
Tbd
External User
Type 1
Tbd
External User
yes
Tbd
External User
Type 1
Tbd
External User
Type 1 is the worse, but also Type 2 can affect your eyes
Avatar universal
The worse type of diabetes is the
uncontrolled diabetes. they will both cause amputation and blindness.  will both kill you if uncontrolled. (T1 can do that in 1 night)


Have an Answer?
Top Diabetes Answerers
231441 tn?1333896366
Manila, Philippines
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Here are three summertime recipes that will satisfy your hunger without wreaking havoc on your blood sugar.
If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. Find out how you can stop diabetes before it starts.
Diabetes-friendly recipes and tips for your game day party.
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Simple ways to keep your blood sugar in check.
8 blood sugar-safe eats.