There are two major types of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
- In Type 1 diabetes, the cells of the pancreas responsible for making insulin either fail to do so or create very little.
- This keeps the glucose unused in the blood, and can ultimately cause an overload of blood sugar.
- It is mostly diagnosed in young adults and children.
Type 2 Diabetes
- This is the most common type of diabetes. Ninety percent of the adults suffering from diabetes have Type 2 diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas produces the insulin, but your cells are unable to use it properly. In medical terminology, this is called insulin resistance.
- Initially, the pancreas responds by making more insulin to try to get the cells to use it properly. However, over time, the pancreas fails to keep up. This may ultimately cause excess blood sugar.
Excess blood sugar due to either type of diabetes is a major cause for concern. Uncontrolled diabetes can allow the sugar to remain in the blood for too long and damage other organs.
Here is how uncontrolled diabetes can damage your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, teeth and more. continue reading on the next page