People who aren’t familiar with the disease tend to lump type 1 and type 2 diabetes together. However, nothing could be more misguided!
Differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Years ago, type 2 diabetes was a disease that only happened in adulthood. However, In recent years, type 2 diabetes in children is being diagnosed more often.
In the past few months, I have been working with a woman who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Some individuals have lived for a while with known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In these cases, shock may not be the over-riding emotion at the time of diagnosis.