Diabetes occurs when the body either does not produce sufficient insulin or is not able to use the insulin it produces 

​​​​ types of diabetes                                risk factors            

​​ SYMPTOMS                                     complications     

Type 1
Insulin-dependent or juvenile-onset
Occurs when beta cells in the pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin, causing the body to have difficulty converting food into insulin.

Type 2
Non-insulin dependent or adult-onset
Occurs when the body does produce enough insulin but cannot effectively use it because cells do not have enough receptors to absorb the insulin. This results in body being unable to convert food into energy.

Develops or is diagnosed during pregnancy and normally disappears when pregnancy ends.
During pregnancy, women are unable to make and use insulin needed.  Type your paragraph here.

Type 1

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Constant hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irritability and other mood changes​

Type 2

  • Increased thirst and urination, especially at night
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling or loss of sensation in hands and feet
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Frequent infections
  • Slow healing wounds or sores

Type 1
Hereditary, environmental influences, irregularities in immune system function appear to contribute to the development of Type 1.
If a sibling develops Type 1, other siblings are more likely to develop Type 1 or Type 2. Parents may pass down the tendency for Type 1 to their children. 
Caucasians are more likely to develop Type 1.

Type 2
Age (adults over 40), family history, unhealthy weight, lack of exercise, and ethnicity (Black people are more likely to develop Type 2) contribute to the development of Type 2.
People may have a genetic predisposition for Type 2, but often a contributing factor, such as weight will be an onset for the disease.

Risk factors for gestational diabetes are similar to those for Type 2.Women at risk for gestational diabetes are typically over the age of 25, are at an unhealthy weight, have a family history of diabetes, or are members of a high-risk. 

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  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Nerve disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye damage and blindness
  • Foot damage
  • Pregnancy complications and birth defects
  • Erectile dysfunction

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