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Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

There are two major categories of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Juvenile diabetes is referred to type 1. Roughly around only 5% of people have it. 95% of people in North America onset have type 2 diabetes, explains Dr. Pascual De Santis, Endocrinologist with Baptist Health South Florida. The specialist says in type 1 diabetes, the body can no longer produce insulin. In case of type 2 diabetes, the body just produces insulin, but not enough. Healthy lifestyle and insulin injections are the most common treatment for both types of diabetes.

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