Causes

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.