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The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 May Not Be As Cut-and-Dry As You Think

At this point, we’re all very aware of how difficult it is to live with diabetes. Plain and simple: diabetes is difficult.

It can be difficult to detect. It’s sometimes difficult to diagnose a type. It’s extremely difficult to manage. And, even if you’ve had diabetes for most of your life, it can be difficult to maintain control of your condition on your own.

And we’ve all undoubtedly encountered examples of just how difficult it can be for people who don’t have diabetes to even understand the differences between type 1 and type 2. Then there’s the fact that a lot of people aren’t familiar with the idea that MODY, LADA, and gestational even exist.

While that might not seem like a big deal, it can contribute to a lot of hurtful misconceptions for people who do have diabetes. Further, being unaware of these nuances illustrates the lack of awareness people have about diabetes, generally. By ensuring more people are educated on the subject, we can go a long way towards prevention of certain types.

Well, Dr. Travis Stork of the CBS program, The Doctors, is here to help make life with diabetes less difficult for his guest Chelsey, and anyone who watches out the video below.

Check it out, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.