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COMP1150 Spring 2018

When most people think of diabeties, they think of someone who is
obese or unhealthy. However what most people don't know is that there
is acctually two types of diabeties.

Type two diabeties is usually caused by poor dieting and a sedentary
lifestyle. This causes an organ called the pancreas to produce less
insulin because it is under stress.

Diabetes type 2

Type one diabeties is usually caused because the immune system mistakenly
destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This has nothing
to do with lifestyle and could even happen to a healthy athlete.

Diabetes type 1

Here is a simpler chart that shows the difference.

Diabetes type 1 vs type 2

The symptoms of types one and two diabeties are very different.
This chart shows what symptoms are associated with each of them.

Diabetes symptoms

Learn how diabeties is managed.