Two Other Types of Diabetes

Researchers and doctors now have a name for the kind of diabetes that combines qualities of both types 1 and 2 diabetes. Adults who are diagnosed with diabetes, but are not overweight, have very little resistance to insulin and do not immediately need insulin treatment. They are said to have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), or type 1.5 diabetes. Sometimes people who are first thought to have type 2 are later found to have type 1.5. About 15 percent of diabetics have this type.

The other type of diabetes is called gestational diabetes. "Gestation" or "gestational" refers to the time of pregnancy. Therefore, gestational diabetes happens when a woman is pregnant, and it can happen even if she did not have diabetes before. If left untreated, it can harm the mother as well as the baby. About 4 percent of pregnant women develop this condition. This kind of diabetes disappears after the baby is born, although more

A pregnant woman prepares to check her blood glucose level. About 4 percent of women develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancies.

than half of the women who develop this type while they are pregnant will develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

These four types of diabetes all occur when something goes wrong with the pancreas and its ability to produce insulin or the body's ability to use insulin in the proper way. This serious illness is affecting more and more people in the United States and around the world. Fortunately, modern medicine has developed many new treatments and medications that can help people with diabetes live better and longer.

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