Forms of Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the world. An estimated 1–5 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are rare types, such as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), maturity-onset diabetes in the young (MODY), cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), Cushing’s syndrome and others. Explore these various forms of diabetes and what makes them distinct in the diabetes family.

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. This is also known as insulin resistance. LEARN MORE

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, which was formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a chronic autoimmune condition that makes the body unable to produce insulin, which is the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Withou...LEARN MORE

All About Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar or A1C levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.LEARN MORE