23 September 2018

Which type of diabetes do I have?

Which type of diabetes do I have?

In this Article, we look at the five most common types of diabetes type

2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes amongst adults about 85% of

people with diabetes in the UK have type 2 diabetes type 1 diabetes is the second

most common approximately 15% of people with diabetes in the UK have type 1

there are also other less common types of diabetes including gestational

diabetes la da and Mo Dee why the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases

with age meaning that most people that are diagnosed are either middle-aged or

older, however, type 2 diabetes can develop in earlier adulthood or even childhood.

diabetes UK reports that obesity accounts for around 80 percent of the

overall likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes other risk factors include

having a close family member with type 2 diabetes being of African Caribbean

South Asian or Middle Eastern descent or having high blood pressure and/or

cholesterol type 2 diabetes can be treated with diet and exercise alone or

with tablets insulin or other injectable the medication the symptoms of type 2

diabetes come on slowly and may take months or even years to appear type 1.

diabetes used to be known as juvenile diabetes because it usually developed in

childhood but it is also quite common to develop an outer hood as well as type 1

diabetes is an anti-immune disease whereby the body's own immune system

kills off its own insulin-producing cells people with type 1 diabetes treat

their diabetes with insulin the symptoms of diabetes tend to come on within days

or weeks gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes which specifically occurs

during pregnancy gestational diabetes occurs in around 1 in 20 pregnancies

treatment may be with diet and exercise alone or maybe with insulin and tablets

blood sugar levels should return to normal after giving birth

louder stands for latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood Lada is often

referred to as type 1.5 because of its results in a loss of insulin-producing

cells like type 1 diabetes but occurs gradually and often in adults people

with larger that may initially be diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2

diabetes, before tests can confirm Lada people with Lada, may be treated with

insulin or tablets initially but eventually, we'll all need to be treated

with insulin after some time Mode stands for maturity-onset diabetes of

the young Modi is caused by a genetic change and there are several different

types of Modi depending on which gene has affected this type of diabetes is

believed to affect between 1 & 2 percent of all people diagnosed with diabetes

people with Modi may be diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and put

on to insulin however in some cases, if the tests determine Modi you may not

need to take insulin.

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