Type 2 diabetes (previously non-insulin dependent diabetes) ranges from those with predominant insulin resistance associated with relative insulin deficiency, to those with a predominantly insulin secretory defect with insulin resistance.
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are the commonest forms of primary diabetes mellitus. The division is important both clinically in assessing the need for treatment, and also in understanding the causes of diabetes which are entirely different in the two groups.
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