Forms of Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the world. An estimated 1-5 percent 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. Withou...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. 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 char...MORE

All About Prediabetes

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

What is LADA? (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a form of type 1 diabetes that is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.MORE