What is type 1 diabetes

 If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas isn’t making insulin or is  making very little. Insulin is a hormone that enables blood sugar to  enter the cells in your body where it can be used for energy. Without  insulin, blood sugar can’t get into cells and builds up in the  bloodstream. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and causes many of  the symptoms and complications of diabetes. 

What is type 2 diabetes

 Type 2 diabetes (formally known as adult onset diabetes) primarily occurs as a result of obesity and lack of exercise. Some people are more genetically at risk than others. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of diabetes, with the other 10% due primarily to type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes.  In type 1 diabetes there is a lower total level of insulin to control blood glucose, due to an autoimmune induced loss of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.