So, what’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2? Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and is managed with insulin injections several times a day or by the use of an insulin pump. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, and/or the insulin does not work effectively, and/or the cells of the body do not respond to insulin effectively.
The delay in diagnosis can put people at risk for long term complications. With this in mind ‘It’s About Time’ we are sharing with you the early signs you can look out for…
Type 1 Diabetes (the four T’s)
- Thirsty – are you really thirsty or unable to quench that thirst?
- Toilet – are you urinating a lot?
- Tired – are you more tired than usual?
- Thinner – have you recently lost weight?
- Having a relative with a chronic condition
*Information for this article has been sourced from www.diabeteswa.com.au and www.diabetesaustralia.com.au.