The two most common types of Diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. So, what's the difference between these two types?

People with Type 1 usually have a complete deficiency of insulin. People with Type 2 either do not have enough insulin or they can't use insulin effectively.

Type 1 Diabetes symptoms usually start in childhood or as a young adult. Type 2 Diabetes is usually discovered in adulthood, sometimes even before exhibiting symptoms.

People with Type 1 experience episodes of low blood sugar levels, known as Hypoglycemia. Type 2 Diabetics do no experience Hypoglycemia unless they are taking insulin or certain medications for Diabetes.

If untreated, Diabetes can cause serious complications. However, the disease can be monitored and managed to prevent blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and limb amputations.

Talk with your primary care physician or an endocrinologist to learn more about Diabetes and to take a proactive approach to your own health care needs.