What do the different types of diabetes mean for me?
Diabetes is a disease that means too much sugar ends up in your blood.
Normally, the amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin, produced by the pancreas (a gland located behind the stomach). When you eat, many foods turn into glucose and enter your bloodstream after being digested. Insulin helps to move glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is used as energy.