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What are the different types of Diabetes and what are the differences in age of onset, probable causes, symptoms, and treatments. What are some of the damages/problem's associated with Diabetes and...

What are the different types of Diabetes and what are the differences in age of onset, probable causes, symptoms, and treatments.

What are some of the damages/problem's associated with Diabetes and body organs such as the eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels?                                                              

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Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed early in life. It used to be called juvenile diabetes. In this type of diabetes the body does not produce insulin. Only 5-10% of people that have diabetes have this type. Insulin therapy is a treatment that is used for people who have Type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common and millions of people have it. This type of diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. When people have this type of diabetes one of two things is going on. Either the body does not make enough insulin, or the cells ignore the insulin.

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and usually starts at about 28 weeks gestation. When a woman has gestational diabetes it means that she did not have diabetes before pregnancy but is experiencing high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. It also does not mean that she will have diabetes after pregnancy. Approximately 4% of pregnant women have gestational diabetes.

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