More people are being diagnosed with diabetes every day. Think about your social circle. Among them, there is most likely at least one who has diabetes. And if not, then they either know or are related to someone who has it. It is incredibly common in the western world (and beyond it). There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetics are insulin dependent. It can occur at any time in a person’s life. Type 2 is usually called adult onset diabetes because it occurs in adulthood and these diabetics are not insulin dependent. Here are a few of the major causes of these different types of the disease.