Find out information about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, living well with diabetes and the complications of diabetes.
You develop type 1 diabetes if your body is not creating enough insulin to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range. High blood glucose can cause damage to your body over time.
Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can not use insulin properly (insulin resistance). This makes your blood glucose levels high. It is the most common form of diabetes and may be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle.
Managing your diabetes can help with your daily activities. You might need to make some lifestyle changes depending on your situation.
If you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you might develop complications. Keeping your diabetes under good control will reduce your chances of having problems.