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Types & Treatments 

Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both.

There are four major types of diabetes.

  • Type I Diabetes
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes

Find more on diabetes in our HealthSource Library.

Diabetes Self-Management Programs

Baylor created tailored Self-Management Training Programs to teach individuals of every age how to successfully manage diabetes and enhance their overall quality of life. 

By helping you control your diabetes, these programs can help enhance your overall quality of life both short-term and long-term by:

  • Reducing your risk of diabetes complications
  • Lowering your emergency or acute care costs
  • Minimizing the need for hospital visits
  • Reducing any lost work or school time 

Learn more about these programs.

Islet Cell Transplant Program

At Baylor, Islet Cell transplantation is giving people with type 1 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis the possibility for new hope. Learn more