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What are the different types of diabetes and what are the differences in age of onset, probable causes, symptoms, and treatments? 

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Diabetes is generally classified as either Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 or Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is caused due to the body's immune system destroying the insulin producing cells located in the pancreas. This was the major cause of diabetes in young people in the past and was known as Juvenile diabetes, though now a majority of people getting affected by this form of diabetes are adults.

As the body is no longer able to produce insulin, patients with this ailment have to inject artificial insulin to manage the proper utilization of the carbohydrates that...

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