Types of Diabetes
1. Type 2 diabetes
is far and away the most common type of diabetes. About 95 percent of people with the disease have
Type 1 diabetes
is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when your body doesn't produce sufficient insulin
is a condition that only affects pregnant women – to be precise, pregnant women who have never had diabetes but who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.
About a third of the U.S. adult population – more than 84 million people – have prediabetes
Causes of Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas fails to produce enough
, according to the Mayo Clinic
Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. People with this type of diabetes have an immune system that is engaged in too little or too much activity.
Having a family history of diabetes and being overweight or obese can increase a pregnant woman's risk of gestational diabetes
The precise cause of prediabetes is uknown. However, it appears that family history and genetics are important factors