There are many types of diabetes. The most common include:
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with Type 1 diabetes don’t make any insulin. That type of diabetes may develop at any age, but it most often appears during childhood or adolescents.
Type 2 diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes make insulin, but it doesn’t work as it should. Your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases as you get older, though it may develop at any age.
You may receive a prediabetes diagnosis, which means your glucose levels are high but not high enough for Type 2 diabetes yet. Prediabetes is reversible.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in women during pregnancy and goes away after the baby is born. However, women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later on.