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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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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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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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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more

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Latest on ginger (zingiber officinalis) concerning diabetes (diabetes - 1), insulin dependant.?

Latest on ginger (zingiber officinalis) concerning diabetes (diabetes - 1), insulin dependant.?

Antinausea effects: Mild effect of stimulating peristalsis and decreasing nausea. It has minimal place in any standard therapy for any form of diabetes. ...Read more

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Aren't type II diabetes and psoriasis co-related?

Likely: See http://www.Futurity.Org/health-medicine/strong-link-between-psoriasis-and-diabetes/ also one medicine for diabetes seems to help psoriasis- pioglitazone. ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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Are diabetes insipidus and cigarettes related?

Are diabetes insipidus and cigarettes related?

Nicotine: Nicotine increases release of most pituitary hormones, including ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone), in a normal pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is produced by deficient or abscent secretion of ADH (vasopressin) or lack of response from the kidneys. Therefore cigarett smoking will not bring improvement of the condition. ...Read more

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What's the latest treatment news on diabetes mellitus type 2?

What's the latest treatment news on diabetes mellitus type 2?

Diabetes Rx: There are currently 14 drug classes (including insulins) to treat type 2 diabetes with many more to come in the coming years. Unless you have a specific question, it's too much to list in 400 words. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...Read more

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How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. ...Read more

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What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

Lack of insulin: Due to destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, the body is incapable of making insulin. It often, but not always, occurs in children and young adults. It must be treated with insulin. Type 2 is due to the body's inability to use Insulin efficiently. It can be treated either with pills or insulin, and usually, but not always, occurs in adults. ...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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Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Yes!: The simple answer is yes, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are hereditary. Type 1 diabetes seems to need a second trigger in most, the risk of an identical twin getting type 1 is about 1/3 and a non twin sibling about 6% so other factors play a clear role. In twins if one has type 2 DM the risk to the other is about 90% and if there is a family hx the risk is 5-10X the normal population (12-14%). ...Read more

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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

Behavior Change!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus 125 mg/dl

. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus  125 mg/dl

High sugar: 125mg/dl is most likely your serum glucose. This level is elevated and can be caused by diabetes. The level is not very high and could be caused by medication or other problems. The doc who ordered the test can help you sort it out ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?

Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For reasons yet to be identified( there could be many) your body makes antibodies against the cells that produce Insulin destroying them and rendering the person Insulin deficient. ...Read more

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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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What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified. ...Read more

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What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

Many: Blindness, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, renal failure, amputations to name a few. Most accelerated by poor control. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between diabetes mellitus and diabetes?

Nothing: I'd say 95+% of the time we say "diabetes" we are speaking of diabetes mellitus, a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar and associated metabolic issues. There is a condition called diabetes insipidus, but it is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications. ...Read more

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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

Many . . .: Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, extreme fatigue & irritability, frequent infections that are slow to heal, blurred vision, tingling/numbness in hands/feet, etc. Check out http://www.Diabetes.Org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/?Loc=dropdowndb-symptoms, http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/type-1-diabetes/ds00329/dsection=symptoms & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/type-2-diabetes/ds00585. ...Read more

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Anyone knows what are the other causes of diabetes mellitus type 2 besides food?

Yes: There are other risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes beside bad food choices: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs.... ...Read more

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