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How many types of diabetes are there?

How many types of diabetes are there?

Diabetes: Diabetes is commonly short for diabetes mellitus (dm). 2 main types: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body stops making insulin. In type 2, the body's cells become Insulin resistant. For dm, 10% have type 1 and 90% have type 2. Pregnant women can get gestational diabetes, where changes of pregnancy produce a temporary type 2. Diabetes insipidous is rare & not related to blood sugar. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can you let me know how many types of diabetes are there and what are there differences?

Can you let me know how many types of diabetes are there and what are there differences?

Type 1..: Most common type 1 requires Insulin to live type 2 can often be controlled with diet, exercise pills;sometimes need Insulin for better control, but won't die if no Insulin like type 1, unless very poorly controlled also gestational diabetes- for hyperglycemia that comes during pregnancy and stress diabetes that comes with stressful situations others too rare to comment on. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many types if diabetes are there?

Can you let me know how many types if diabetes are there?

Several: Diabetes insipidus, juvenile diabetes mellitus, Insulin dependent diabetes i (really the same as juvenile), Insulin dependent diabetes ii, non Insulin dependent diabetes ii. ...Read more

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What are the types of diabetes?

1 and 2: Type 1 is usually referred to as juvenile diabetes. It results from the pancreas not producing enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes results from our body developing Insulin resistance, preventing the body from using the Insulin and sugar it naturally has. Insulin resistance usually develops as a result of being overweight. It can develop in both adults and children. ...Read more

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What are all the types of diabetes?

What are all the types of diabetes?

Many types.: There are 3 main types Type 1 - a complete absence of insulin Type 2 - a relative deficiency of insulin Gestational diabetes - induced by pregnancy. There are several other types but they represent a small proportion of cases. Among the minor types medication induced diabetes is perhaps the most common. See Wikipedia. ...Read more

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What are the common types of diabetes?

What are the common types of diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin. And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the different types of diabetes?

What are the different types of diabetes?

Diabetes: There are many types of diabetes. First of all, i imagine that you really mean diabetes mellitus but there is also a condition called diabetes insipidus. The main forms of diabetes are type i and type ii. There are many others with the end result that the blood sugars can reach higher than normal levels. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms among all types of diabetes?

What are the common symptoms among all types of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symtoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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What different types of diabetes exist and how do you know if you have it?

What different types of diabetes exist and how do you know if you have it?

Three types: Type 1 Insulin depandant, type 2 diet control and pill needed, type 3 mix type. ...Read more

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What are the different types of diabetes and what are the symptoms of them?

What are the different types of diabetes and what are the symptoms of them?

Types 1 and 2 : There are a few basic types of diabetes: type 1 which has a strong genetic disposition and is treated with insulin; type 2 which also has a genetic predisposition but often can be controlled with diet, exercise, and oral medications; and gestational diabetes which may be transient and only occur during pregnancy (but put mom at an increased risk of developing diabetes later). Symptoms very similar. ...Read more