There are 3 types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes: your body does not produce enough insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes: your body does not use insulin properly. Most people with diabetes have type 2.
- Gestational diabetes: a type of diabetes that develops in about 4 percent of pregnant women during the second half of pregnancy. Women who have never had diabetes before can develop gestational diabetes. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. Work with your doctor on a plan to lower your risk.