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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 2 months ago

Is type 1 diabetes a rare condition ?

I hardly know anyone with type 1 diabetes and know a few people with type 2 (all over 70)

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  • 2 months ago

    anywhere from 5-10% of all diabetics have type 1. It’s not rare, but it’s not exactly common either 

  • 2 months ago

    The main reason YOU personally don't know many type 1 diabetics, is the fact that most people with diabetes, don't broadcast the fact that they have diabetes. They don't display Diabetes on their foreheads or have blinking strobe lights over their heads.

    So you would never know if someone sitting next to you was wearing an insulin pump, or injecting insulin 4 or more times a day. 

  • 2 months ago

    No, but it is rarer than Type 2 diabetes.

    Approximately 94-95% of diabetics are type 2.  Approximately 4-5% are type 1, with the remainder being 'other types' of diabetes.

  • 2 months ago

    Type 2 is because of weight generally.    So that is why it is more common.   And why the obesity epidemic is a problem.   And why being fat is not healthy.    If your fat, you have a high chance of becoming a diabetic.

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  • 2 months ago

    That is called something you can look up.

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