DIABETES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
   3. What are the types of diabetes?
1. Type 1 diabetes
A person with type 1 diabetes makes no insulin or very little insulin. A person with type 1 diabetes must take insulin to survive. This type of diabetes affects people mostly under 30 years of age

2. Type 2 diabetes
This is the most common type of diabetes. In this type of diabetes insulin is produced but does not work as it should. Mainly occurs in people above 40 years of age and in those who are overweight. Nine out of ten people with diabetes have type 2.

3. Gestational diabetes
Pregnancy puts extra demand on the pancreas that can lead to diabetes. Blood sugar often returns to normal after birth of the baby. Women who get diabetes in pregnancy have an increased chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

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