Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune attack on the beta cells. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a metabolic response leading to insulin resistance. Both forms of diabetes result in high blood sugar but the cause of each form of diabetes is different. Jamie Perez and Jeanette Collier are the mothers of children with autoimmune diabetes. They speak with us about their mission to bring clarity to two different types of diabetes. Please review the petition to revise the names of Type 1 and Type 2 to reflect the nature of onset for each type of diabetes. It would benefit the safety, research efforts, and awareness of people living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
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