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Diabetes is a disease people have when they have high blood sugar levels because their body does not produce enough insulin, or their cells do not respond to the insulin their body produces.
There are three main types of diabetes, which are: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes. Type 1 refers to the body's failure to produce insulin. Type 2 refers to the body’s resistance to insulin, which is when the body fails to use insulin properly. Gestational diabetes is when pregnant women, who have never experienced diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy.
If you think you might be suffering from diabetes, or you could be at risk, contact your local doctor immediately for diabetes support. They provide tests for people with diabetes and low blood sugar treatment.