What Are The Types Of Diabetes?
Depending upon the advent of the condition, the age group affected and the causal factors, diabetes is divided into the following types:
- Type 1 Diabetes: An autoimmune condition wherein the immune system attacks the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Since the hormone is no longer produced, blood sugar levels rise
- Type 2 Diabetes: In this condition, the hormone insulin is produced but the cells of the body are immune to its action. Thus, the sugar levels in the blood rise as the glucose cannot be effectively converted into glycogen
- Prediabetes: When the sugar levels in the blood are higher than the standard but not high enough to be a diagnosis for Type 2 Diabetes, the condition is known as prediabetes. If diet and lifestyle is managed at this stage, the condition can be controlled
- Gestational Diabetes: Occurring during pregnancy, the condition is one wherein the placenta produces certain hormones whose function is insulin inhibition. Thus, the glucose levels build up in the blood