Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes develops when the pancreas fails to produce any insulin. It usually develops over a short period of time. The main symptoms are weight loss, feeling thirsty and passing a lot of urine during the day and night. The only treatment for this type of diabetes is insulin, and this treatment with insulin is for life.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes accounting for approximately 90% of all cases in the adult population. The number of people with Type 2 Diabetes is increasing each year due to increasing obesity levels, poor diet and lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes occurs due to a combination of insulin deficiency and insulin resistance.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes that begins during pregnancy. It usually starts after about 20 weeks of pregnancy and may be asymptomatic. Gestational diabetes affects 12% of women, with the numbers developing this condition increasing alongside obesity levels. It is diagnosed by means of a test called an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.