Diabetes is a fairly common condition in the UK and across the world – the chances are you will have probably heard of someone having it or even know someone personally who has it. There are three mains types of diabetes -the type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
These three forms of diabetes all differ, but all are serious health conditions, and must be carefully managed by doctors as well as the person who has diabetes to prevent complications from developing further.
When it comes to type 1 diabetes, nobody really knows how it develops – there is a lot of research being done into the condition, and companies like Trials 4 Us run paid clinical trials to investigate this illness further and find better ways to treat it.
There are lots of myths and stories that often lead people to get the wrong idea about diabetes. One thing that many people think is that type 2 diabetes is not a serious form like type 1. In fact, although they are different, the two are both serious and if not managed correctly can lead to significant health problems.
Gestational diabetes is brought on by pregnancy. There are women who are more likely to develop this during their pregnancy. Women who are overweight or have a family history of diabetes are more likely to develop this during their pregnancy. The changes in hormones during this time is what causes gestational diabetes to develop.