Living with diabetes
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5.5 Other forms of diabetes

By far the three most common types of diabetes are Type 1, Type 2 and gestational. There are other forms of diabetes but we will not be covering them in any more detail. These are forms due to:

  • disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis)

  • an excess of hormones that increase blood glucose levels, e.g. excess growth hormone

  • drugs, for example, steroid therapy, which tend to oppose the action of insulin

  • abnormalities of insulin (rare genetic disorders)

  • other associated genetic conditions, for example, cystic fibrosis.

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