Are type 1 and type 2 diabetes treated differently?

People with type 1 diabetes (insulin-requiring diabetes) generally require insulin injections, while those with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-requiring diabetes) can often control their blood sugar with pills alone. People with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-requiring diabetes) usually start with one type of diabetes pill but often require a second or third type of medication to control blood sugar. Some with type 2 diabetes eventually lose the ability to control blood sugar with pills alone and require insulin injections.