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Are there Different Types of Diabetes?

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There are three main types of diabetes

Diabetes is not one single condition. Researchers are discovering many different reasons for diabetes to develop in one person rather than another. Some of these newer types of diabetes include maturity onset of the young diabetes, latent autoimmune diabetes, and chemically or surgically induced diabetes.

In all types of diabetes, blood glucose is higher than it should be. It is the reason that it is high that makes the types of diabetes different. Generally, however, there are three main types of diabetes:

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This document is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.