Type 1 diabetes is purely hereditary - insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. It results when the pancreas loses its ability to make the hormone insulin. Need long term treatment; injections need to be given daily Type 2 diabetes is non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes. It results from the body's inability to respond to insulin normally. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, most people with type 2 diabetes can still produce insulin, but not enough to meet their body's needs.
Treatment: Maintaining a balance among medication, diet and exercise, diet restrictions, insulin injection.