What exactly is Diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when your body cannot make enough insulin or cannot use it correctly. The cells that make insulin are in your pancreas and use insulin to process glucose, which is a form of sugar that your body needs for energy.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1: With type 1, the cells needed to make insulin do not work. This means you must get insulin from an injection or other device. Type 1 typically starts in children and young adults.
Type 2: This type is the most common form of diabetes and occurs when your body cannot make enough insulin or cannot use it properly. Type 2 diabetes can be managed with weight loss, physical activity, diet, and medicine, typically pills. Sometimes insulin is also needed. Adults are typically more likely to get this type but it is becoming more common in children.
Gestational diabetes: This type occurs in pregnant women and goes away after the woman gives birth, but leaves that woman more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
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