Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5% of diabetes cases worldwide. However, type 1 diabetes is still the most common form of diabetes in children. Without insulin therapy, a person with type 1 diabetes will eventually die. In some countries, life expectancy for a

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes mainly from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose get into your cells to be used for energy. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 95% of diabetes cases worldwide. It often develops over many years, with the result that a great number

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It occurs when your body cannot produce enough insulin (Insulin: a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels) to meet your extra needs during pregnancy....Read More