Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas (called beta cells) are destroyed by the immune system. People with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin and are dependent on insulin lifelong. Type 1 diabetes most commonly starts in people under the age of 20.
In type 2 diabetes the pancreas produces either not enough insulin, or the body is unable to recognize insulin and use it properly. The body continues to produce insulin, but this production may significantly decrease over time. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose can't get into the body's cells to be used as energy. This glucose then builds up in the blood causing high sugars.
Hormone changes during pregnancy can affect insulin's ability to work properly. This condition is as called gestational diabetes & occurs in about 4% of all pregnancies. Pregnant women who have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes are those who are over 25 years old, are above their normal body weight before pregnancy, have a family history of diabetes, or are Hispanic, black, Native American, or Asian. Screening for gestational diabetes is performed during pregnancy. Left untreated, gestational diabetes increases the risk of complications to both the mother and her unborn child. Usually, blood sugar levels return to normal within six weeks of childbirth. However, women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Dr. Gade's Diabetes Care Clinic,
Sukhwani Chamber,Near Ratna Hotel,Ambedkar Chowk,
Available on: Tuesday & Friday
Mob. No: 7719907788
Timing:11.00 to 2.00 p.m.