Forms of Diabetes

12/11/18
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Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of diabetes cases in the world. An estimated 1-5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are rare types, such as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), maturity-onset diabetes in the young (MODY), cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), Cushing’s syndrome and others. Explore these various forms of diabetes and what makes them distinct in the diabetes family.

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What is Type 1 diabetes?


Type 1 diabetes, which was formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a chronic autoimmune condition that makes the body unable to produce insulin, which is the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, our bodies cannot use the sugar in our bloodstream as energy, causing people to experience Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).READ MORE

What is Type 2 diabetes?


Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. This is also known as insulin resistance. READ MORE

What is Gestational Diabetes?


Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that causes high blood glucose during pregnancy. As rates of Type 2 diabetes increase worldwide, so do rates of gestational diabetes. READ MORE

What is LADA?


LADA, (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) diabetes is rare and known as “late-onset” diabetes. Most adults diagnosed with LADA are older than 30 years of age. Its progression is slow; sometimes causing a misdiagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. READ MORE

What is Monogenic Diabetes


Monogenic diabetes is a rare type of diabetes that’s caused by a single gene mutation. It accounts for about 1-2% of all diabetes cases, though its prevalence may actually be up to 5%. It has characteristics of both Type 1 and Type 2 and is often misdiagnosed as one of those more common types.READ MORE

What is prediabetes?


Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose or A1C levels—which reflect average blood glucose levels—are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.READ MORE