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Are there two kinds of diabetes?

Answer

Wiki User
12/23/2012

Diabetes can be broken down into two groups: Diabetes type 1 and Type 2.

In type 1, the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. This type is also called juvenile diabetes as it is seen in early childhood.

In type 2, the cells are resistant to insulin. This is also called adult diabetes or late on-set.

There is a third type seen in pregnancy called gestational diabetes.