Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes

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Diabetes is a growing health condition in the United States and the  rest of the Western the world, and in many cases it is something that could be prevented.  Because of this, it’s a good idea to understand the different types of diabetes, and what causes them.

Type 1 diabetes is generally associated with young adults and children.  This type of diabetes cannot be prevented and is usually caused by genetics.  It only accounts for 5% of all diabetes cases and can be treated with insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is most common in adults.  This type of diabetes is preventable, usually being caused by obesity and food choices. Treatment for type 2 diabetes involves implementing a diet and exercise routine.  Sometimes insulin is prescribed as well.

Finally, gestational diabetes is experienced by pregnant women.  Again, this is treated with a combination of diet, exercise and insulin.  Recent studies have found it to be preventable.

Find out more about diabetes from the infographic below.
Understanding the Different Types of DiabetesUniversity of Arizona Online Nursing Degree

This infographic was created by the MSN online department at the University of Arizona.

Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes

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