Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Diabetes one & two
Despite being a common disease, a lot of people have no clue about diabetes one and two.
And the worst part is— the one who suffers from it doesn’t possess tinkle idea about it.
It’s important to know everything about your disease because it’s the first step towards fending off or controlling the disease.
In the given section, we shall clear some of the frequently asked questions relating to diabetes one and two so that you get to learn about the disease and take necessary steps to keep yourself fit.
- Can diabetes two automatically turn into diabetes one?
The question is legit considering the symptoms and adversaries of both the types are a bit different.
There’s a myth which says that our body automatically toggles diabetes two into diabetes one.
However, it’s imperative to learn that both have different causes.
Whilst Diabetes one is an autoimmune disease which prevents the pancreas from building insulin— the hormone which punches off the glucose inside the cell so that it doesn’t stay in the bloodstream, Diabetes two isn’t an autoimmune disease.
Instead, it’s a result of poor lifestyle, diet, obesity, etc.
It’s like when other conditions don’t allow the body to produce insulin good enough to push the sugar in the cells.
Since the causes are different, it’s impossible that diabetes two will contribute to autoimmune disease.
- Which is more dangerous— Diabetes one or Diabetes two?
As Diabetes one gets diagnosed in juvenile or adulthood state, it’s more dangerous than diabetes two.
In diabetes one, your immune system attacks the beta cells of the pancreas until it’s completely destroyed.
In such a case, you have no choice than to take synthetic insulin.
In the case of diabetes two, you may reduce the interference in the growth of insulin hormone by changing your lifestyle.
It’s a proven fact that reducing the fat level, and enhancing the cardiovascular operation work wonder for many patients distressed by diabetes two.
However, it is important to note that both the diabetic condition may lead to coma and death if they are left untreated.
- Which type of diabetes is genetic?
Well, your father or mother may pass their diabetic genes to your body, and it stands true for both the types.
Both types can be hereditary; however, as mentioned, type two has more to do with lifestyle and diet.
Since diabetes one is triggered automatically (without any external factors), it’s genetically more threatening than diabetes two.
Some of the genes like HLA-DQAone, HLA-DQBone, and HLA-DRBone are diabetically coded which guide the protein for killing the insulin level.
Diabetes two can also be passed genetically, but it has slim chances than the former one.
- How to differentiate between type one and two diabetes?
Doctors often misdiagnose type one as type two and vice-versa based on the symptom.
The exact difference between type one and type two diabetes can be concluded from the blood test.
As diabetes one nurture antibodies for inhibiting the action of beta cells in the pancreas, you can find the trace of these antibodies in the blood.
If your blood is free of antibodies and you still bear the symptoms of diabetes, you are likely suffering from diabetes two.
- Is diabetes sexually contagious?
It’s good to hear that you care about sexually transmitted diseases; however, the good news is— no, sex doesn’t transfer type one diabetes antibodies.
But yes, you are likely to get other STDs.
And yes, your spouse is safe but not your child.
So, if you are not tormenting your partner with type one or two diabetes during sex, you are surely tormenting their health with STDs.
One more thing— both diabetes may affect your sex life and may spring up other issues like erectile dysfunction and loss of libido.
So, before diabetes suck up your sex life, ensure that you maintain your insulin level to enjoy sex sessions.