There are two types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.

Mayo Clinic

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of cases worldwide.

World Health Organization

Insulin is the only medication used for Type 1 diabetes

But there are many medications used for Type 2 diabetes.

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Man-made insulin was first created in 1922.

Quianzon and Cheikh

Insulin was first made from pigs.

first commercial insulin sources

There's inhalable insulin.

AffrezzaOleck and colleagues

The first recorded mention of diabetes is from Ancient Egypt.

History of Diabetes

And doctors used to diagnose diabetes by tasting urine.

Washington PostSekisui Diagnostics

Type 2 diabetes isn't just caused by eating too much sugar.

Certain recreational drugs can increase diabetes risk.


Pregnancy can cause a certain type of diabetes.

There's also a "fourth" rare type of diabetes.

National Health Service

Low blood sugar is also a problem in diabetes.

signs of low blood sugar

Diabetes can affect every system in the body.

Mayo Clinic

There are new technologies on the horizon to help people living with diabetes.

artificial pancreasGlucoWiseDiabetic Socks

One-half of people with diabetes don't know they have it.

International Diabetes FederationRisk Test

November is National Diabetes Month.

World Diabetes DayCDC website