2021 December 11 4 min read

Who would have thought that there are types and categories of diabetics... But what exactly do we mean here?

Diabetes are usually categorized based on three factors:

  1. The age of the patient and the time of onset of symptoms
  2. The recommended method of treatment
  3. The extent of the patient's own insulin production

And then let's see the types of diabetes. Generally, we talk about four types of diabetes, which would be:

  1. Childhood diabetes
  2. Juvenile diabetes
  3. Adult diabetes
  4. Diabetes in old age

+ Gestational diabetes can also be classified here, which you can read about in our older article.

1. Childhood diabetes

Also known as congenital or hereditary diabetes. As a rule, unfortunately, it is associated with a complete lack of insulin. The patient certainly needs insulin therapy throughout his life.

2. Juvenile diabetes

It often occurs in adolescence. It is believed to be caused by some sort of latent hereditary factor. Although this type of diabetes is believed to be insulin-dependent, there is a certain reversibility factor involved. Naturopathic treatment and a proper diet are beneficial.

3. Adult-onset diabetes

This type of diabetes is usually contracted by those who are prone to improper nutrition or who have other harmful passions. The medical history of such individuals often includes hypoglycemia, which is triggered by increased insulin stimulation. This can be accompanied by cravings for sweets, migraines, fatigue and obesity. For this type of diabetes, a suitable diet and/or it can be taken orally is enough, since there is only a partial lack of insulin.

4. Diabetes in old age

Essentially an extensive or aggravated version of adult-onset diabetes. It is usually caused by an increasingly less functional pancreas. As age increases, more complications can occur. As the following grouping shows, there are really only two ways to classify diabetes.

5. Juvenile diabetes

This includes childhood and previously mentioned juvenile diabetes.

6. Adult-onset diabetes

And this includes adult-onset and old-age diabetes.

Juvenile diabetes

Although many children have an acquired tendency to fluctuating blood sugar levels, diabetes cannot be considered a congenital disorder. Diabetes in young children naturally has a strong genetic background, but according to assumptions, individual body structure and inadequate nutrition may be more important in the development of diabetes than hereditary factors. Among young children, diabetes is more common than any known congenital disorder. Open spine, Down's disease, clubfoot, etc. affect less than 5 percent, while diabetes patients make up 30 percent of the entire population - it is true that we have included diabetes acquired in adulthood. It would therefore be a mistake to consider diabetes a congenital disorder. It is a fact that a person's pancreas can be extra sensitive at birth, and if he consumes a lot of refined sugar, this can cause more and more serious dysfunctions and eventually diabetes.Because the insulin-dependent state develops rapidly in juvenile diabetes, patients are often malnourished


It is important not to exceed 2000 calories per day. This helps maintain the balance of sugar and insulin levels, and plays a role in preventing sudden fluctuations in blood sugar levels. It is recommended to eat several meals a day and make sure to eat as many vegetables as possible and "low and slow" carbohydrates, in which D-life products provide perfect help and are also delicious.

A low protein and fat content is also recommended, as the extra amount of fat reduces the sensitivity of the diabetic patient to insulin, meaning it loses its effectiveness. The correct ratio of carbohydrates to fat is three to one, including raw fruits and vegetables in carbohydrates. Protein should make up the remaining 15-20 percent.

Adult diabetes

Many people with adult-onset diabetes have a history of low blood sugar. It may seem paradoxical, but a diet rich in sugar and refined foods can lead to an overactive pancreas and eventually to exhaustion. It produces an excess of insulin, which is associated with low blood sugar levels, and this is followed by a gradually developing insulin deficiency (diabetes). Adult diabetics who have been burdening their sugar-regulating system for years by consuming a lot of coffee, alcohol and refined carbohydrates are often overweight, so the connection between diabetes and obesity is obvious.


Studies have shown that many adult diabetics who are obese have accumulated insulin in their blood. All this happened as a result of a diet rich in sugar, which stimulates excessive insulin production. Unfortunately, this high insulin level cannot be used because the blood has too much fat. This is how high blood sugar occurs. It turns out that the majority of people with adult-onset diabetes had a diet high in calories and sugar, which of course contributed to the development of diabetes. Therefore, it seems appropriate to prescribe a diet low in calories and carbohydrates. We must emphasize the importance of unsaturated fats and vegetable proteins, and since many of those with adult diabetes struggle with high blood cholesterol levels, it is important to avoid foods rich in cholesterol and to increase the fiber content consumed and to consume "low and slow" carbohydrates. D-life's low-carb noodles are a perfect choice for this, as they are not only healthy, but also delicious.

We wish you good health!