Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

Living Longer - Living Well
A media series with Harry Haramis.

Transcript— Sometimes, people find the terms "Type 1" and "Type 2" diabetes confusing. What's the basic difference? Well, the less common form of diabetes, Type 1, develops in childhood when the individual's own immune system attacks and destroys the cells that make insulin. As a result, people with Type 1 always require treatment with insulin. Type 2, however, develops after childhood, is not an immune-system disorder, and is usually treated with oral medication to get blood sugar levels down.