Category - Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
Name: Type 1 diabetes was formerly known as “juvenile diabetes” and “insulin-dependent diabetes.” These terms are inaccurate and obsolete. We know that it’s not just “juveniles” who get Type 1 diabetes — adults get Type 1, too, and many people who have Type 2 diabetes must take insulin. So, Type 1 diabetes is the correct term.
Type 2 diabetes
Name: Type 2 diabetes (also known as Type 2 diabetes mellitus or T2DM) was formerly known as “adult-onset diabetes” and “non-insulin-dependent diabetes.” These two terms are incorrect, as children and teens also get Type 2 diabetes, and, as previously mentioned, many people with Type 2 diabetes use insulin.