For this Discussion, you compare types of diabetes, including drug treatments for type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is often managed with insulin to complement the dietary changes and exercises such patients must undergo. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes does not necessarily need insulin medications. Juvenile diabetes requires a lifelong treatment on rapid-acting insulin. However, when taken in excess amounts, fast-acting insulin could lead to hypoglycemia, a condition where patients have dangerously low glucose levels in their blood.