What you need to know about the different types and stages of diabetes.

Type 1

Affects mostly kidsand young adults
The body doesntproduce insulin at all
Only 5% of people with diabetes have this type

Type 2

Is preventable
The body produces insufficient insulin or doesnt process it correctly


Affects 79 million Americans
Occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal
May become Type 2 without lifestyle changes