There are different types of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile onset diabetes, is an autoimmune condition. Antibodies attack your pancreas, impairing its ability to produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is considered to be milder than Type 1 diabetes, and is usually the result of lifestyle choices. Obesity can often cause insulin resistance, which happens when cells don’t respond to insulin. This means the insulin produced by your pancreas is not enough to regulate your blood sugar levels.
Gestational diabetes arises in some pregnant women, whose pregnancy causes insulin resistance. Since blood sugars travel throughout a woman’s placenta to the baby, it is important to control gestational diabetes in order to keep the baby safe and healthy.