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Diabetes is a Syndrome of disordered metabolism, usually due to a combination of hereditary and environmental causes, resulting in abnormally high blood sugar also know as hyperglycemia.

Blood test is the only way to tell. Blood test can be used for type I and type II. Symptoms Different blood test Fasting plasma glucose test for pregnant women.

Type I, type II diabetes, and gestational diabetes. All three types of diabetes are a result of too much sugar or glucose in the blood.

Type I diabetes is also called an insulin dependent diabetes. People with type I diabetes pancreas produce very little insulin or none at all.

With these two types of diabetes the pancreas produces insulin, but not enough or the cells in the body are resistant to the insulin that is being produced by the body.

18 million Americans have diabetes. 900,000 to 1.8 million have type I diabetes. 16 to 17 million have type II diabetes. 135,000 pregnant women develop gestational diabetes. Not to mention people living with diabetes and do not even know it.

Is not contagious which means you can not give it to anyone, nor can it be caught. More common in certain racial groups such as Caucasians. Viruses like the mumps or German measles' may cause type I diabetes. Different types of foods such as cows milk when fed early in life to 3 or 4 month olds can cause diabetes.

Usually was first found in children, teenagers, or young adults. It was once called juvenile diabetes.

Scientist linked type I diabetes to genetics. Parents with diabetes that have children are more likely to develop diabetes then someone without a family history of diabetes.

Most common form of diabetes. Also related to genetics. Inheritance of certain genes, obesity, age, and lifestyles. race/ethnicity- African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Most important triggers of diabetes is obesity. Too much body fat makes it hard for the body to accommodate insulin resistance. Body fat promotes insulin resistance.

Cardiovascular disease. Retinopathy which is and eye disease. Nephropathy disease of the nerves.

Exact cause is unknown. Hormones are produced in larger amounts in pregnant women then women who are not pregnant.

Requires consistent and persistent management from the person with diabetes. Maintaining there skin. Controlling there sugar. Taking care of feet.

Change unhealthy eating habits. Injection of insulin. Monitoring blood glucose levels. Exercise

Similar to type I diabetes. No insulin shots unless sick or in need of more insulin. Oral medications. Change to low-fat diet. Loosing weight. Exercise.

Modifying diets to healthier more suitable diet. Sometimes insulin given if therapeutic range not met.

Knowledge of Disease
Educating yourself on how to best manage the disease is important to avoiding or prolonging adverse affects on the body as a result of uncontrolled diabetes.