Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”

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  • What Is Diabetes?
  • Warning Signs of Diabetes
  • Types of Diabetes
  • How Common Is It?
  • African-Americans and Diabetes
  • Diabetes’ Complications
  • What Causes Type II Diabetes?
  •  Treatment for Diabetes
  • Preventing the Disease
  • Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”

Types of Diabetes

There are three forms of diabetes. Type I usually occurs in childhood or teenage years and is when the body does not produce any insulin. Type II happens in 90 percent of diabetes cases around the world and is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body doesn’t respond well to the insulin. Gestational diabetes occurs among pregnant women — even if they never had diabetes prior.  (Photo: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

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