Two types; insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent.
Children nearly always insulin dependant.
|A condition where the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high because the pancreas cannot process it properly. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the glucose enter the necessary cells. Complications can occur in vision, kidneys, heart, nerves and major arteries.Things to look out for: A very severe and regular thirst, repeatedly visiting the loo, especially at night, extreme tiredness, weight loss and blurred vision.Treatment: Blood tests and appropriate injection of insulin
http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes - Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Type 2 Diabetes as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.