Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes

A form of diabetes mellitus that results from autoimmune destruction of insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose.

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Type 2 Diabetes

A metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.

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Gestational Diabetes

A condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy.

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