Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes the blood sugar levels to increase. It is caused by problems with the pancreas: In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or any insulin at all. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin, which is required for the sugar in the blood stream to enter the cells.

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    Type 2 diabetes

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    Type 1 diabetes

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    Gestational diabetes

    Women who find out they have pregnancy-related diabetes are often surprised because there are usually no symptoms. But it increases the risk of certa...