People who have Type 2 diabetes are not insulin-dependent. This type of diabetes is also called adult-onset diabetes, and this type of diabetes is most often found in people. If you have this type of diabetes, you have a too-high level of glucose in your blood. Because of this, the cells in your blood, muscle and fat don’t react well to insulin.
Sugar is not able to be stored in your cells and later used for energy. Instead, the sugar is stored in the blood. People who are overweight are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes, can be found in people of any age. Why this type of diabetes occurs is still unknown, but it may be due to an autoimmune disorder that’s brought on by infection. If you have this type of diabetes, your pancreas is not producing enough insulin. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you may notice that you’re overly hungry or thirsty, extremely tired, have blurred vision, feel a tingling sensation in your lower extremities and are urinating much more often than normal. Warning signs of this type of diabetes include dry skin, dry mouth, vomiting, deep breathing, vomiting, stomach pain and breath that smells fruity.