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: Herbs and home therapies can cure diabetes

Reality: This myth is false. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. You can only manage the disease through a healthy lifestyle and medical treatment.

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