There are three main types of diabetes.
Welcome to Jen The Medical Writer’s blog. If you are new, thanks for joining. Today we are looking at types of #diabetes also known as high blood sugar. In the previous post, we took a summarized look at this condition, and in this post, we will delve a bit deeper. I love to spread awareness, so if you have questions, comment below, or send me an email via the contact page. Let’s get into it!
Type 1 diabetes – The body does not make insulin. Insulin is needed to take the sugar (glucose) from the foods you eat and turn it into energy for your body. You need to take insulin every day to live.
Type 2 diabetes – Is the most common type; it occurs when the body does not make or use insulin well. The patient may need to take pills or insulin to help control your diabetes.
Gestational diabetes – Some women get this kind of diabetes when they are pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born.
Types of Diabetes
There are three main types of #diabetes; type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. These three types result from slightly different processes. Insulin, which is produced by our pancreas, breaks down food and transforms it into energy. The inability to produce insulin or to effectively use it results in a rise in #glucose levels within the blood.
There are three types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes: When someone gets diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it means their body produces little to no #insulin, and daily injections are needed to control their blood sugar level. This condition typically affects us in childhood or adolescence. Consequently, it was formerly known as juvenile diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes: usually develops around adulthood, and it affects 90% of diabetic patients. With this form of the condition, insulin gets produced, but the body is unable to use it properly, which is why it is called insulin-resistant diabetes. If insulin does not work correctly, blood glucose levels rise, and more insulin gets produced and may lead to pancreatic failure. Type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity, poor diet, and sedentary life. This is why an active lifestyle, a healthy diet, and good physical activity are key in treating and preventing type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes: this affects pregnant women and normally goes away after delivery; however, it is cause for concern, as it might lead to complications, including death, for both mother and fetus.
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