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What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

In Type 1 diabetes the Islets of Langerhans (the regions of the pancreas that contain insulin hormone producing cells) die from destruction due to attacks from the immune system. In Type 2 diabetes they die from exhaustion, or the organs of the body stop reacting to insulin.

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