There are 2 types of diabetes. The Type One, or Juvenile diabetes which is found in almost similar numbers throughout the world. Type Two diabetes, also called as adult onset diabetes, is the most commonly associated with obesity. This is the type of diabetes that the American Diabetes Association states has reached epidemic proportions in America and the reason that Type Two diabetes is so widespread in the United States is that here people consume the most junk food, leading to a more obese population on an average. But now India is considered as the diabetic capital of the world.