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Diabetes is a long-term condition that is usually managed with medication and lifestyle changes. 


Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin. It can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower-limb amputations. The most common type of diabetes is called type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes usually starts as insulin resistance. As the disease progresses, not enough insulin is produced and/or the body doesn’t use insulin properly.

Q. What are the types of diabetes?

  • prediabetes
  • type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes
  • gestational diabetes

Q. What are the symptoms of diabetes?

  • urinating, often at night
  • thirst and hunger
  • weight loss without trying
  • blurry vision
  • numb or tingling in hands and/or feet
  • tiredness
  • very dry skin
  • sores that heal slowly
  • more infections than usual 

Q. What are the risk factors of diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes

  • family history with type 1 diabetes
  • children, teens, young adults are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes & prediabetes

  • prediabetes
  • overweight
  • 45 years or older
  • family history with type 2 diabetes
  • African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska native, some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans

Gestational diabetes

  • had gestational diabetes during previous pregnancy
  • given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds
  • overweight
  • more than 25 years old
  • family history of type 2 diabetes
  • hormone disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome



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