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Diabetes is a chronic illness that is usually underestimated. The five known types of Diabetes are Gestational, Type II Diabetes and Type I Diabetes, Maturity On-set diabetes of the Youth (MODY), and Neonatal Diabetes. Many people are not aware that there are many types of diabetes that affects the millions of people in the world. Genes and environmental risk factors each play a different role in each form of diabetes.