Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, this hormone helps transform glucose from the food you consume into energy. Diabetes occurs when the body produces little to no insulin or it becomes resistant to the insulin, which results in the glucose not reaching your cells to be used for energy.
Types of Diabetes
Diabetes has two main types, including type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes, formerly called insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes, is a condition where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not produce any insulin at all. This type of diabetes usually develops during childhood or adolescence, but in some cases, it can also develop in adults.
- Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes that occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin or when your body only produces a small amount of insulin that is not enough