Diseases and Conditions
- Pre-diabetes, a condition where your blood sugar is elevated, but not at diabetic levels.
Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that traditionally strikes adolescents and young people.
- Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, usually starts in adults, but can develop in young people.
- Gestational diabetes which affects pregnant women
Over the years, high blood glucose damages nerves and blood vessels, increasing your risk of complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, or nerve problems. This section includes information about these and other complications of uncontrolled blood glucose.