Diabetes 101

Welcome to Diabetes 101!

This is where you start educating yourself on diabetes. This section of our site provides essential information on the crucial issues surrounding diabetes, with plenty of links to more in-depth information you may need.

Scroll down to see more topics, then click on the Type 1, Type 2, Prediabetes, Gestational, Prevention, Symptoms, and Diagnosis Menu Tabs to learn more.

Type 1

There’s two types of diabetes… type 1 and type 2. “Type 1” diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) is most commonly diagnosed within younger individuals; such as children or even young adults.

 

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Type 2

In Type 2 diabetes, there are two main reasons for high blood sugar…

 

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Prediabetes

Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is a little higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. A progression into Type 2 diabetes is…

 

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Gestational

Gestational Diabetes is directly related to pregnancy. The same as all the other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes directly affects how your cells use sugar.

 

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Prevention

Diabetes prevention should be a priority if you are at an increased risk of diabetes. This could be as simple as eating healthier, becoming more active, and trying to lose a few pounds.

 

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Symptoms

It’s very important to be able to recognize the symptoms of diabetes. Some people with Type 2 diabetes experience symptoms so mild that they may not even notice them.

 

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Diagnosis

Diagnosing prediabetes/diabetes is done in three main ways.

 

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