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Is there such thing as 1 person have both type 1 and 2 diabetes?When mother is type 2 and father is type 1?


Well, I don't think you can really have both and just because one parent has Type 1 and the other Type 2 is no indication of and will not necessarily result in either type in the offspring (although genetics can play an important part).

Heres a brief comparison of the two Types of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). This type of diabetes can be due to a virus or autoimmune disorder in which the body does not recognize an organ as its own and attacks it. In this case the body attacks an organ known as the pancreas where insulin is made.

Those with Type 1 Diabetes are required to take insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed before age 40.

Type 2 Diabetes occurs when insulin that the body produces is less efficient at moving sugar out of the bloodstream. It is often called Insulin Resistance. Some sugar is moved out of the blood, just not as effectively compared to a person with normal insulin efficiency. High blood sugars are a result of this. Better than 90% of diabetics are Type 2.

Type 2 can, if unmanaged, deteriorate into Type 1. The reverse, however, is not true.