Diabetes : Diabetes And Diabetes

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Your grandmother on your mother’s side of the family has diabetes. Her husband, your grandfather, is at risk for diabetes. Your father has diabetes. Your mother is at risk for diabetes. Your half-sister on your father’s side of the family was recently tested for diabetes. What kind of future regarding diabetes does that leave you with?
This may not be you, but this is me. This is my diabetic and at risk family. What is the difference between the types of diabetes? What are the possible problems I can have because of diabetes? How can I treat those problems and diabetes period? There is an endless chain of questions when talking about diabetes.
Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels.
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Type 2 diabetes also tends to worsen over time, meaning diabetics of this type might end up having to take insulin as they age. While type 2 diabetes may be the most common, it can also be controlled with changes to the average lifestyle ("What is Diabetes").
When the body does not produce any insulin, this is type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is known by multiple other names, including T1DM (type 1 diabetes mellitus), insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, and early-onset diabetes. Type 1 diabetes accounts for almost 10% of all diabetes cases, making it considerably less common than type 2 diabetes ("What is Diabetes"). However, an estimated 1 in 600 North American children under the age of 12 are affected by type 1 diabetes. Like type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes can also be controlled with changes to the average lifestyle (Schmitt, et al.).
Type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes can hit anybody at any stage of their life, but gestational diabetes only hits one gender at one optional point in their life, women during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes hits about 3-5% of pregnant women in the United States. Gestational diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces the maximum amount of insulin, but is still unable to overcome the hormones produced by the placenta. A pregnant woman will have gestational diabetes until the delivery
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