What are the Types of Diabetes ?

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There are three main types of Diabetes that causes several problems in the patients. As we all know that diabetes is a disease in which the blood-sugar level is increased. Its all due to the insufficient secretion of insulin hormone in the pancreas. You can read more about Diabetes in my other posts. Now,Lets see the types of diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

Although there are three main types of diabetes, there is also a condition called pre diabetes.
Pre diabetes, also called impaired glucose tolerance is a condition where the blood glucose level rises to a level exceeding normal levels for most people, but is still too low to call their diabetes.

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People with pre diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life if they are not carefully monitor their health. People who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes can prevent the progression of the condition to type 2 diabetes, carefully monitor the weight, working out and eating healthy foods.

First Type of Diabetes

The first main type of diabetes is also called as type 1 diabetes. It is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas produces too little insulin or does not produce it at all.

People who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are usually younger than 20 years, as a rule the diagnosis is in childhood or adolescence. Some scientists believe that Type 1 diabetes - a genetic disease in which there is an attack on pancreas cells, after which it ceases to function . Others believe that the disease can be caused by a virus, forcing the immune system to attack the cells of the pancreas.

Because of the destruction of the pancreatic cells that produce insulin, people who develop type 1 diabetes, the disease will have the rest of their lives, and they need treatment for insulin injections or an insulin pump. In addition to insulin therapy is necessary diet and sports in order to prevent large fluctuations in blood glucose levels.

Second Type of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes usually develops in people with excess weight with age.
Although this type of diabetes is called an adult, in some countries, for example, in the United States, more children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes due to lack of sufficient activity. About 90% of all cases of diabetes are type 2 diabetes.

The difference between type 1 diabetes and Type 2 is that Type 2 diabetes the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin or the body can not use it properly.

Type 2 diabetes is sometimes considered a lifestyle disease, as developed with a sedentary lifestyle, completeness and lack of exercise.

However, age, and also play the role of heredity. If the parents or the person of his brothers / sisters in a more advanced age develop type 2 diabetes, it has also a great chance to get this disease.

Third Type of Diabetes

This type is also called as Gestational diabetes. It is a condition that can develop in women in the second trimester of pregnancy. About 4% of women suffer from gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Unlike type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes gestational diabetes disappears with the birth of the child.

If the period of pregnancy in women developed gestational diabetes, it is likely that the second pregnancy, he will also be present, which will lead to a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes women in the elderly age. Older women are more at risk of diabetes during pregnancy.


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23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Great share. Useful information!

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