Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot properly store and use fuel for energy. The fuel that your body needs is called glucose, a form of sugar. Glucose comes from foods such as breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruits and some vegetables. To use glucose, your body needs insulin. Insulin is made by a gland in your body called the pancreas.

There are two major types of diabetes: type 1, and type 2.

There are 2 types of diabetic emergencies:

Causes of hyperglycemia:

Causes of hyperglycemia:




There is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes. Type 2 can be prevented by exercising regularly, staying at the proper weight, and eating a healthy diet.