TYPES OF DIABETES MELLITUS

 

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Other Forms of Diabetes

 

Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body's ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetestype 1 diabetestype 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.

All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common. Normally, your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into a special sugar called glucose. Glucose fuels the cells in your body. But the cells need insulin, a hormone, in your bloodstream in order to take in the glucose and use it for energy. With diabetes mellitus, either your body doesn't make enough insulin, it can't use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both.

Since the cells can't take in the glucose, it builds up in your blood. High levels of blood glucose can damage the tiny blood vessels in your kidneyshearteyes, or nervous system. That's why diabetes -- especially if left untreated -- can eventually cause heart diseasestrokekidney disease, blindness, and nerve damage to nerves in the feet.

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