Types of Diabetes

There are three main types of diabetes. These include type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

There are three (3) main type of diabetes:

  1. Type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
  2. Type 2 diabetes is the lifestyle related diabetes. It is also known as adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
  3. Gestational diabetes is the third type of diabetes. Gestational is another word used for pregnancy.

Images: What is the difference between Type1 and Type 2 diabetes?

 



References:

  1. Rizwana Kousar 2010. What is Diabetes? Diabetes and Your Community Education Series, Melbourne. © Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD).
  2. Diagrams: Margaret Mayhew, Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD), 2011.

Did you know?

Myth: People who suffer from diabetes cannot exercise or play sports

Reality: This myth is false. Exercise or sports results in the more efficient use of insulin and therefore reduces overall blood glucose levels. Diabetics are in fact encouraged to exercise. Statistics show that some diabetes patients are extremely active people, for example diabetic athletes. Seek advice from health professionals before starting any exercise.

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