Type 1 diabetes
A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
It typically appears in adolescence.
Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.
Treatment aims at maintaining normal blood sugar levels through regular monitoring, insulin therapy, diet and exercise.
Type 2 diabetes
A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
With type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin.
Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be no symptoms.
Treatments include diet, exercise, medication and insulin therapy.