How many different types of diabetes are there?



What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolical disorder — metabolism is the way body converts food into fuel for growth and other activities.

Types of Diabetes


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Diabetes can be divided into three types based on how it affects our body:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: Sometimes in diabetes, immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. When this happens, it is called type one diabetes.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is when the body produces enough insulin for metabolization, but for some reason, the body cannot use it effectively.
  3. Gestational diabetes: Some pregnant woman develops diabetes during the late period of pregnancy. This type of diabetes disappears after giving birth.

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