Type 2

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are the two most common types of diabetes. While people with both T1D and T2D need to get to and keep their blood glucose (sugar) at goal, they differ in the causes and their treatment plan.

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Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects how your body breaks down the glucose (sugar) in your blood from the food that you eat. Glucose is a key source of energy for your cells, and its level in the blood need to be balanced and at or near your goal. When you have diabetes, your body has trouble balancing glucose levels in your blood leading to high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) when you make little or no insulin and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) when you don’t make enough insulin and the insulin that you make does not work well.

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Knowing about type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) and how they differ helps people at risk for diabetes and their healthcare team know when and how to check for diabetes, understand how to manage it, stay healthy and lower the risk of diabetes problems.

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When you find out that you have type 2 diabetes, it can be scary. You might have many questions about what will happen next and how you can take care of yourself. Here’s what to know when you’re new to type 2 diabetes (T2D).

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This short video talks about how type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ. Learn how the body works to break down the food that we eat into energy and how you can safely manage your diabetes.