Module 1
What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a class of disorders, not just one. The defining factor of diabetes is high blood sugar.


Your diabetes may be type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are both caused by a lack of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates your blood sugar.

Type 1 diabetics

Type 1 diabetics are unable to make their own insulin. Type 1 diabetics are usually diagnosed at an early age.

Type 2 diabetics

Type 2 diabetics don’t make enough insulin, and don’t respond properly to the insulin they do make. Type 2 diabetics may be diagnosed at any age.

Our program will cover type 2 diabetes.