As a generalization, Diabetes is categorized as :
Type 1 Diabetes, also known as child onset diabetes and
Type 2 Diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes. The two types are different in how they affect the body, and their treatment is different.
Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Pre-diabetes puts individuals at increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This condition requires treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes.
Some ladies may experience high glucose during pregnancy. This condition, known as Gestational Diabetes, requires treatment. While it is usually temporary to the pregnancy, it highlights the need for mitigation and prevention of diabetes in the future.