What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a health condition that happens when your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is very high. Listed are the most common types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Prediabetes and Gestational Diabetes. However, type 1 and 2 are the ones you hear about most often. 

Type 1 Diabetes: 

A condition in which the pancreas makes little to no insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes:

A condition that affects how the body processes glucose. 


A condition where the blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes:

A condition where the blood sugar is high during gestation (pregnancy). 

Symptoms of Diabetes:

To prevent being diagnosed, maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Stay physically active. Make sure you get your bloodwork checked annually to monitor sugar levels. 

For further questions, schedule an appointment with your PCP!

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