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Types of Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

Type 1- diabetes is usually diagnosed before age 40. With type 1 diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin. Therefore, insulin therapy is necessary along with good nutrition and exercise to control blood glucose. 

Type 2- diabetes is typically diagnosed in adults. It is being diagnosed in younger individuals than previously and even in children.  The pancreas still makes insulin, but the body doesn't use it properly. Type 2- diabetes can be controlled by good nutrition and physical activity alone, or may include oral medications and/or insulin therapy. 

Gestational- diabetes occurs during pregnancy and can be controlled with meal planning, exercise, and/or insulin therapy. Other types of diabetes, such as those caused by medications or other illnesses, can also be controlled with healthy eating, exercise, and medications.

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