Diabetes Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2

285 Million People Suffer From Diabetes Globall

Breakdown of Diabetes Types World Wide

  • Type 1 Diabetes – 10%
  • Type 2 Diabetes – 90%

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Generally appears before the age of 40
  • Developers if your body can’t produce insulin

The exact cause is unknown but most likely there is a viral or environmental trigger in genetically susceptible people that causes the body’s white blood cells to mistakenly attack the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.

Type 2 Diabetes

  • Generally appears after the age of 40
  • Develops when the body can produce insulin, just not enough or it doesn’t work properly.

Family history, low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

It’s predicted that by 2030 438 MILLION will suffer from diabetes. That’s more than the combined populations of the USA & the UK.

Diabetes populace in the UK

  • Northern Ireland – 4.5% (65,066)
  • Scotland – 3.9% (209,886)
  • Wales – 4.6% (146,173)
  • England – 5.1% (2,213,138)

It is estimated that half a million people in the UK suffer from diabetes but haven’t been diagnosed.

There are over 22,000 children in the UK who have diabetes

97% have type 1

  • 0-4 Years – 4%
  • 5-9 Years – 19.1%
  • 10 – 14 Years – 42.5%
  • 15 Years – 11.4%
  • 16 Years – 12.2%
  • 17 Years – 10.7%

1.5% Have Type 2

  • 0 – 4 Years – 0%
  • 5 – 9 Years – 1.8%
  • 10 – 14 Years – 39.1%
  • 15 Years – 22%
  • 16 Years – 21.7%
  • 17 Years – 15.6%

Diabetes is the 5th Most Common Cause of Death in the World.Diabetes Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2

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