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Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes
Occurs when your body does not have enough cells in your pancreas resulting in a low amount of insulin.

  • INSULIN is a hormone that causes most of the bodies cells to take up sugar in your blood. Without INSULIN you will have too much sugar in the blood.
  • The medical term for SUGAR is: GLUCOSE
  • The medical term for these CELLS is: Beta Cells
  • The medical term for the area in the pancreas that has low Beta cells is: ISLETS OF LANGERHANS.


Type 2 Diabetes

A metabolic disorder that occurs when your body has a resistance to insulin, low insulin, and hyperglycemia.

  • METABOLIC DISORDER - Is when your body’s metabolism is not working properly.
  • METABOLISM – How organisms in your body stay alive.
  • ORGANISMS – Cell make-up.
  • RESISITANCE TO INSULIN is a condition when your body’s insulin is
    not enough to take out enough sugar from your fat, muscle, and liver cells.



Gestational Diabetes
A condition when women who never had diabetes, ends up having
diabetes during pregnancy.