Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children, occurs when the pancreas
is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is an essential body requirement
that ensures body energy needs are met. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the
pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not
effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually
develops in adulthood. A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes,
is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy.
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