In this section, you will learn about:
- Type 1 Diabetes:
when the body loses the ability to make insulin or can only make a very small amount of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by an autoimmune process, and your body’s immune system mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing cells. About 10% of individuals with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
- Type 2 Diabetes:
caused by a dual defect of resistance to the action of insulin combined with an inability to make enough insulin to overcome the resistance. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and represents 80% to 90% of diabetes worldwide.
- Other Types of Diabetes:
a miscellaneous category that includes unusual or rare inherited or acquired causes of diabetes. This represents the minority of people with diabetes.
- Gestational Diabetes:
diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy.
- Classification Table:
a quick way to look up causes of diabetes.