Types of Diabetes

There are three main types of Diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes has no known cause and can develop at any age, but occurs most frequently in children and adolescents. With Type 1 Diabetes, the body produces little or no insulin, which means that daily insulin injections are needed to keep blood glucose levels under control.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes cases. In Type 2 Diabetes, your body doesn’t use the insulin it produces properly. Key to Type 2 Diabetes treatment is a healthy lifestyle, including increased physical activity and a healthy diet.

Gestational Diabetes (GDM)

Gestational Diabetes (GDM) is a type of Diabetes that consists of high blood glucose during pregnancy and is associated with complications to both mother and child.Prediabetes or Borderline Diabetes is a warning sign that you are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. It means that your blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.