Principle 1: Find Out
What Type of Diabetes
is Attacking You

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you should know what type is attacking you. If you do not know, ask your doctor whether it is:

  • Type 1 diabetes — People who have this type need to take insulin every day. At one time this type of diabetes was called “Juvenile diabetes.”
  • Type 2 diabetes — This type of diabetes can often be controlled by the food you eat and regular physical activity. In other words a lifestyle change. Some people may also need to take diabetes pills or insulin. At one time this type of diabetes was called “Adult onset diabetes.”

Your doctor may use some terms that are no longer used to describe diabetes. If your doctor uses any of these, ask whether you are diagnosed with type 1 or type 2.

Such terms include:

  • "A touch of diabetes"
  • Borderline diabetes"
  • Sugar’s a little high"

Many People Who Have Diabetes
Do Not Know It

Finding and treating diabetes early can prevent health problems later on. Some people are at a higher risk than others. Risk factors include:

  • Being older than 45
  • Being overweight
  • Having close family member(s), like a parent, brother, or sister who has, or had diabetes.
  • Having diabetes when you are pregnant
  • If you are: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native American.

Action Steps:

If you are diagnosed with diabetes:

*Find out from your doctor what type of diabetes is attacking you.

* If your doctor describes your diabetes with a term you do not understand, or no longer used, get clarification. Ask your doctor whether it is type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

* If you know someone who has any of the risk factors for diabetes, tell them to ask their doctor about getting tested for diabetes.

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This information has been gleaned from research and from publications of the National Diabetes Education Program among others.


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