What are the types of diabetes?
Some people are diagnosed with diabetes at a young age. This is called type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is usually developed later in life. The risk for type 2 diabetes can be lowered by making healthy lifestyle changes, controlling your weight and watching your diet.
Prediabetes is a condition that shows that you may develop type 2 diabetes. It means your blood sugar is consistently high, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, effective clinical interventions and lifestyle changes can keep you from developing type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes occurs when you are pregnant. Having gestational diabetes can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes later.