Diabetes is a condition that is experienced for life and causes your blood glucose level to become too high. The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2, with Type 2 being the most common type.
If you have Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas reduces the amount of insulin it produces until it stops producing it completely. In Type 2 diabetes the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin or your body’s cells don’t react to insulin. If you have Type 1 you will need regular insulin injections, whereas Type 2 diabetes can be treated with lifestyle improvements and medication to regulate glucose levels.