Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease that keeps your body from turning food into energy—which causes you to have high blood sugar (glucose) levels.

The three most common types of diabetes are:

  • Type 1 diabetes (body does not produce insulin)
  • Type 2 diabetes (body does not produce or use insulin efficiently)
  • Gestational diabetes (occurs during pregnancy)

Learn More in the Health Encyclopedia


Risk Factors

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Treatment Options

Content Updated: September 26, 2013

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