Diabetes Symptoms & Treatments How to Know If You Have Diabetes
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects your body’s ability to either use or produce insulin, which how your body can use blood sugar for energy. When your cells become resistant to insulin or your body doesn’t make enough of it, your blood sugar levels rise, causing many of the short-term and long-term symptoms of diabetes. There are four different types of “sugar” diabetes: pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, and gestational, although the majority of cases diagnosed each year are type 2 diabetes. In each of these types, there are both similar symptoms and symptoms that distinguish each type from the others.