Lots of people, more than 40 percent of adults with diabetes, use insulin. Because there are about 90 adults with type 2 diabetes to every 5 adults with type 1 diabetes, this means there are a lot of people with type 2 diabetes taking insulin. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin to make up for their pancreas no longer making it. You don't necessarily have type 1 diabetes just because you need insulin. Many people with type 2 diabetes take extra insulin to overcome their body's resistance to the insulin already being made by the pancreas.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, while having a lot in common, have different causes. The type of diabetes you have does not change as you age or if you lose or gain weight or change treatments.
insulin resistance that lasts until the baby is born. The glucose challenge helps you find out whether your body is able to overcome the insulin resistance on its own. You are given a glucose drink to finish at a certain time, without regard to eating. If the glucose in your blood 1 hour later is 140 mg/dl or above, you may have gestational diabetes. You will need a full glucose tolerance test for a firm diagnosis.
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