Type 1 Diabetes
5-10% of all people with diabetes in the world have type 1 diabetes. This means that their pancreas does not produce insulin and they are dependent on it for life. Insulin is as important to them as oxygen. Type 1 diabetes can neither be prevented nor cured. Though type 1 diabetes can be diagnosed at any age, the diagnosis is more common in childhood.
Type 2 Diabetes
In type 2 diabetes insulin is produced but does not work properly. Type 2 diabetes can occur at any age but mostly occurs in older age. Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable with healthy lifestyle, tablets or insulin.
Gestational Diabetes affects 1 in 7 births worldwide. 1 in 2 women with gestational diabetes during pregnancy develop type 2 diabetes within 5-10 years after delivery.