Difference between Type One diabetes and Type 2 diabetes explained


Ruby McGill talks about living with diabetes: “It infiltrates every aspect of my life, but I refuse to let it slow me down.”

Morning Report presenter Guyon Espiner has revealed he has Type One diabetes.

Radio New Zealand issued a statement following speculation over his hospitalisation with a “health issue” earlier this week.

Espiner is now home and getting used to the regime which goes with Type One diabetes, administering insulin and matching blood sugar levels. “The good news is you can live a normal lifestyle – you just have to get used to managing it,” he said.

So what is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and is it unusual for someone to be diagnosed with Type 1 as an adult?

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Lawrence Smith

The Radio New Zealand, Morning Report presenter has revealed he has Type One diabetes.


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