Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Diabetes Type

How many different types of diabetes are there? Basically, there are 3 types of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes , Type 2 Diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes (also known as junvenile diabetes)

  • most commonly on children and young adults.
  • body produce little or no insulin, which means they lack of the functionality of converting the sugar into energy.

Type 2 Diabetes

  • most commonly on middle age people.
  • body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.
  • Normally people with Type 2 diabetes have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Gestational Diabetes

  • happen on pregnant women.
  • Pregnant women who have never had diabetes but have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.
  • They developed insulin resistance. When the body is not able to make and use all the insulin needed for pregnancy. It also cannot be converted into energy and this process is called hyperglycemia.