What are the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? While both diseases have similar definitions — both are characterized by high blood sugar levels — they have very different causes, symptoms and treatments. Yet it can be challenging to tell one from the other. So how do you tell type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes? We take a closer look at the things that make both diseases similar as well as what sets them apart from each other while dismissing common misconceptions about both. We also take a look at how each disease develops and the relationship of type 1 and type 2 diabetes to insulin.
Not only does diabetes lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes also leads to hypertension, which can worsen cardiovascular disease. Find out more here.