" One out of three Americans born in 2000, will develop diabetes within their lifetime."

Diabetes Basics

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin. .

Type 1

imgType 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.

Type 2

imgType 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. People with type 2 are insulin resistant – condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin. 90 to 95% of Americans with diabetes have type 2.

Gestational

img During pregnancy – usually around the 24th week – many women develop gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn't mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth.

Syptoms Type 1

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Syptoms Type 2

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections