According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is part of the US National Institutes of Health, there are three main types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes: With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin because the immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that make it. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can appear at any age. People with type 1 diabetes have to use insulin every day to survive.

Type 2 diabetes: With type 2 diabetes, the body does not make or use insulin properly. It can appear at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes occurs most often in the middle-aged and elderly, making it the most common type of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes affects some women during pregnancy. Most of the time, this type goes away after the baby is born. However, when a woman has had gestational diabetes, she is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

To avoid diabetes, it is of vital importance that people maintain good eating habits based on the intake of vitamins, proteins and high doses of water; In addition, it is opportune that medical examinations are carried out frequently and eliminate the consumption of products high in sugars.

In the same way, it is necessary to emphasize that there are several natural sweeteners that can perfectly replace sugar. One of them, according to the Lifestyle portal, is stevia, which is relevant for all those who have diabetes and for those who do not.