Differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

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Differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

 

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Usually presents at a younger age Typically presents age > 40
Normal weight or thin Obese
Usually no family history Strong family history
Autoimmune markers may be positive (anti-GAD and anti-islet cell antibodies) Not autoimmune in nature
Insulin sensitive Insulin resistant
Requires insulin for treatment Often managed with diet or oral agents
Usually eventually require insulin

 

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