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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus?

What is diabetes mellitus?

"Sugar diabetes": Diabetes mellitus is the medical term for the common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a word which originally meant "flow like a siphon" or "frequent urination" and mellitus means "sweet". This is the most common form of diabetes in the us i.e. Diabetes mellitus type 2.This is from Insulin resistance which occurs mostly from obesity. ...Read more

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How are diabetes mellitus and just diabetes different?

How are diabetes mellitus and just diabetes different?

Old latin term: Type i diabetes, juvenile diabetes is found in children who have lost pancreatic production of Insulin and have poor growth, frequent infections and elevated blood sugar. This may be autoimmune or allergy driven. Type ii diabetes, adult onset, commonly found in patients with Insulin resistance, central obesity and poor exercise habits. The latin term is now shortened to diabetes (type i or ii). ...Read more

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Why do people with diabetes mellitus get glycosuria?

Why do people with diabetes mellitus get glycosuria?

Too much glucose: Diabetics have a problem getting the glucose from their blood into their tissues. Their lack of Insulin or Insulin resistance causes the glucose that is in the blood stream to keep building up. When the blood goes through the kidney filter if there is a lot of glucose it is 'dumped' with other waste products into the urine glycouria results. ...Read more

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Does everyone with diabetes mellitus have glycosuria?

Does everyone with diabetes mellitus have glycosuria?

No.: If you treat your diabetes aggressively you will not. Uncontrolled diabetes will eventually cause some degree of it. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Yes, but...: Diabetic patients always at greater risk of infection from it than normal people... So avoid , but if 'insist' , do when sugars well controlled. ...Read more

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My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

Discuss with your MD: Virtuallly every patient with type1 diabetes is insulin-dependent because of compromised ability to make insulin. If you are bogged down by the several injections you have to give yourself daily you can discuss other options like the Insulin pump with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

For BP control: Polyuria in diabetics is due to poorly controlled blood glucose. Diuretics such as Furosemide help remove excess salt and water and control hypertension. In order to improve your polyuria you will need strict control of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause type II diabetes mellitus?

No: Both diabetes and high cholesterol have same risk factors and usually occur together. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

How does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

Retinopathy: Retinopathy is unfortunately not uncommon in diabetes that is poorly controlled. If that is what you have you must see your eye doctor ASAP for careful evaluation and management. Do not delay or it will be too late! ...Read more

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What causes pre-diabetic or having diabetes?

What causes pre-diabetic or having diabetes?

Diabetes: Some people are more genetically prone to develop diabetes, but type two diabetes is definitely considered a lifestyle disease and is a result of too many carbs, too little exercise, being overweight, and a list of other lifestyle factors. It doesn't just happen to you, but develops typically over the course of a few years, and can be reversed if you really take on dramatic lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Hyperlipidemia: Is essentially high cholesterol. Diabetes is a distinct disorder. Some folks have one or the other and you appear to have both. Both need to be treated. Please see your doc who can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does really high glucose mean that I have diabetes type one or diabetic ketoacidosis?

Does really high glucose mean that I have diabetes type one or diabetic ketoacidosis?

Diabetes: All diabetes is genetic. Doesn't matter if its type i or ii. Persistent high glucose levels indicate Insulin resistance, which means your body isn't able to metabolize free glucose. You should see your primary physician or an endocrinologist to figure out where your hba1c levels are and see what needs to be done next. Please don't put this off. ...Read more

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Could diabetes cause depression before you have diabetes?

Cause mood changes: Fluctuations in blood sugars can cause significant mood changes. If one has uncontrolled blood sugars, it can worsen depression. It can sometimes then become a vicious cycle as mood changes and stress can adversely affect blood sugars. ...Read more