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How many types of Diabetes are there?

By on April 13, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

When you hear about someone who is diabetic, you assume they have a problem with their pancreas or may be their blood sugar level. But do you know that diabetes has many types and many of them you don’t even know about? Practically, in the world that we live in, the incidence of diabetes is increasing day by day. Young, old, men or women, anyone can be a victim of this dangerous disease.

What is Diabetes?

Basically, Diabetes can be described as the condition of the body in which there is elevated blood sugar level. There is a threshold that if the fasting blood glucose level is more than 126mg/dl more than one time and random blood sugar level is more than 200mg/dl with classical signs, one is considered diabetic. Since there can be varying causes of this increases BSL, we can distribute them into types.

Types of diabetes:

Following are the types of diabetes that one should be aware of because knowledge about common diseases is a must.

Diabetes Mellitus type 1: In this situation, the pancreatic cells are unable to produce insulin.

Diabetes Mellitus type 2: Most common condition in which there is insulin resistance which means that the target cells fail to respond to the present insulin.

Pre-diabetes: Individual with fasting glucose in between the values 100 and 126mg/dl are considered prediabetic.

Gestational Diabetes: Diabetes occurring in pregnancy.

MODY: Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young is a genetic disorder.

LADA: Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood refers to a condition in which the defense system of the body turns up against pancreatic cells producing insulin.

Diabetes insipidus: It shares symptoms with diabetes mellitus. There is no elevated blood sugar level.

Uncommon types involve brittle diabetes, diabetes induced corticosteroid and double diabetes etc.

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