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Explain the medical differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. How do the diet and medical management practices differ in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients? Be sure to include specific medications, exercise recommendations, and dietary recommendations in your answer along with appropriate references. How can the carbohydrate counting ("carb-counting") system be used to help all diabetic patients? please include References

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In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces a small amount or no insulin and this is called insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM). In non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM), Your body can not use the insulin it makes. This is called type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, the symptoms of both kinds can be similar.

Medical management for Type 1 diabetes is always insulin injections, and sometimes other medications, as well as management of diet, physical activity, regular checks of blood sugar levels, controlling blood pressure ...

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This solution briefly describes the differences between diabetes type 1 and type 2, as well as the management practices for each. It also includes references for further information.

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