Type 1 Diabetes: This type 1 is believed to be an autoimmune disorder. The body’s immune system attacks the pancreatic cells, which produces insulin. Some of the causes are:
- Environmental factors that can include viral infections.It can also be due to a family history.
- Type 1 diabetes is common among people with non-Hispanic origin. It is also commonly seen among the northern European people, followed by Hispanic Americans and African Americans.
- Type 1 is more commonly seen among men than in women.
Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes also has strong genetic links. This means that it also runs in families. Some of the factors that can cause type 2 diabetes are as follows:
- High-fat diet
- Gestational diabetes
- High blood triglyceride fat levels
- High blood pressure
- High alcohol intake
- Being overweight or obesity
- High fat diet
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Ethnicity because African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans are at a greater risk of developing this disorder.
- Age also plays a major role. If you are above 45 years then you are at an increased risk of suffering from this disorder.