How many types of Diabetes are there?

How Many Types of Diabetes Are There?

There are several types of diabetes. Some people have type 1 diabetes, which happens when the body no longer produces insulin. Some people have type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body has a resistance to the effects of insulin.

1. Type 1 – Insulin dependent
2. Type 2 – Insulin resistance/prediabetes/pre-diabetes
3. Gestational – Gestational diabetes
4. Other – Non-insulin dependent

In conclusion, There are five types of diabetes, depending on where in your body the disease starts. When the pancreas stops producing enough insulin, it can damage the small blood vessels that supply the muscles and fat tissues, which causes problems with how cells take in oxygen and sugar. This is type 1 diabetes. When the body can’t use insulin effectively, it produces too much glucose (blood sugar) that damages cells throughout the body. This is type 2 diabetes. When the body can’t use insulin effectively, it produces too much glucose that damages cells throughout the body. This is type 2 diabetes. When the pancreas does produce enough insulin, but cells in the liver can’t respond to insulin, the disease is called insulin resistance. When the liver can’t respond to insulin, the disease is called lipodystrophy.

(For more diabetes blogs, check this article: What is Diabetes?)