Type 2 is when the body does not produce enough insulin or when the insulin is not working correctly. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy (Christian). If a person has diabetes no matter what type it means that there is too much glucose in the blood, and this could cause serious health problems (Christian). Insulin is a natural hormone made by the pancreas which is found behind the stomach that controls the level of sugar glucose in the blood. It is important that the body have insulin because it permits cells to use glucose for energy.
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