Manage Diabetes

​Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes​​

In type 1 diabetes,​ which usually occurs in children and young adults, the body does not make insulin. Risk factors may be autoimmune, genetic, or environmental. There is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes.


Type 2 Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes , the body does not use insulin properly. There are risk factors that make it more likely that someone would develop type 2 diabetes, such as overweight or obese, hypertension, and lack of physical activity. Some racial and ethnic minorities are at higher risk. Assess risk by taking this 60-second quiz.


Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes  can develop when a woman is pregnant. Having this type of diabetes is a risk factor for  type 2 diabetes later in life. After delivering the baby, women can take a Diabetes Prevention Class to reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.


Other Types of Diabetes

Other types of diabetes can happen for other reasons. These include genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses.​