About Diabetes.

Diabetes means that your blood glucose (sugar) is too high. Glucose comes from the food you eat and then your cells convert the glucose into energy. But having too much glucose in your body leads to health problems.

There are three types of diabetes:

Type 1

Generally develops during childhood.  People with Type 1 need to take insulin every day and Type1 accounts for 3 – 5% of all diabetes worldwide.

Type 2

Usually develops in adulthood, although it is increasing in children and adolescents.  People with Type 2 often need to take pills or insulin and it accounts for 90% or more of all diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes (GDM)

 It is any glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy.  It affects an estimated one in 25 pregnancies world wide.