Other Types of Diabetes

People whose blood contains more glucose than normal, but less than occurs in diabetes, may be diagnosed with a condition called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

Some women experience a rise in their blood glucose level during pregnancy. These women have a condition called gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Their blood glucose levels usually return to normal after their babies are born. Other types of diabetes may occur as a result of diseases of the pancreas or the endocrine (gland) system, genetic disorders, or exposure to chemical agents.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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