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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and mellitus?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and  mellitus?

Unrelated conditions: Diabetes mellitus (dm) is a condition of excessively high sugars which can cause one to void large amounts of urine frequently. Type 1 dm is caused by pancreatic failure so Insulin is required. Type 2 dm is resistance to Insulin or inefficient use. Diabetes insipidus is voiding large amounts of urine frequently due to either kidney or brain disorder, both unrelated to sugar & insulin. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

A condition in which the pituitary gland does not make the ADH hormone, causing a person to need to drink ...Read more


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What is the main difference between diabetes mellitus and diabetes?

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 is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

What is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

See below: "diabetes" refers to increased thirst and urination. Two major types are "diabetes insipitus" and "diabetes mellitus." diabetes mellitus, known as "sugar" diabetes, comes in two types, type 1 (no Insulin produced) and type 2 (old term was "adult onset"). Here are some reference sites: http://j.Mp/stwnmz and http://j.Mp/stwhlt (diabetes insipidus);. ...Read more

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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What is the difference between diabetes and glycosuria?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What is the difference between diabetes and glycosuria?

Disease vs. symptom: Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by not producing enough Insulin or developing Insulin resistance. Glycosuria means the presence of glucose in the urine, which occurs either when the glucose levels in the blood are too high (as in diabetes) or when glucose transport mechanism in kidney tubules is congenitally defective(rare condition). ...Read more

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Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

Different stage: Hyperglycemia just means your blood sugar is high. You may or may not be diabetic. If it's chronically elevated above a certain level (>126 for a fasting sugar) then we call it diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

Disease vs function: Your kidneys are designed to reclaim all the sugar in all blood filtered through & will do so if the glucose level stays below ~170. At higher levels, whatever the cause, some is lost in the urine which produces renal glycosuria. T1DM is a condition where your body doesn't produce the insulin needed to carry glucose into the cells.Over time the blood sugar rises to high levels producing symptoms ...Read more

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What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?

What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?

A1c: Simplified, easy to remember definition of Prediabetes is HgbA1c >/=5.7%. It is called diabetes when HgbA1c is >/=6.5% To revert these, read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ Easy recipes: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ ...Read more

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What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

Association: All three are autoimmune disorders which mean that the body is attacking itself. Some organs affected may be glands as in thyroid disease and some could be skin or kidney as in lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes and addison's disease?

What is the difference between diabetes and addison's disease?

2 different diseases: Diabetes is a disorder where your blood sugar runs high. Addison's disease is a disease at the adrenal gland where it fails to produce its hormones. They have nothing to do with each other except there is a condition called polyglandular syndrome where you can get both diabetes and addison's disease at the same time. ...Read more

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What is relation between diabetes and ketoacid?

What is relation between diabetes and  ketoacid?

Depends: It only really matters if you are type i and occurs when the sugars get really high and put of control and signal danger . It is when the diabetic should seek professional( probably er) care. Type ii diabetics do not go into ketoacidosis ...Read more

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What are the differences between pre-diabetes and diabetes?

What are the differences between pre-diabetes and diabetes?

See below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting =126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes HgA1c 5.7 to 6.4 prediabetes; 6.5 and > = diabetes ...Read more

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What is the connection between obesity and diabetes type i?

What is the connection between obesity and diabetes type i?

Insulin Insensitivty: Obesity(fat) requires massive amounts of Insulin from the pancreas to store "the product". Additionally, the pancreas becomes depleted of Insulin or "the product" acts as its' own "production facility" decreasing its' sensitivity for Insulin to act. Either way diabetes then becomes more difficult to treat leading to the term a "brittle" diabetic with all the compiications thereof including death. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus? How to explain relationship between intraversical volume and pressure? Thanks

Relationship: Renal glycosuria is a condition in which sugar is excreted in the urine due to a kidney conditon. Diabetes mellitus is due to insufficient insulin production in the pancras. Intravesical volume increases pressure in the bladder. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetics?

What's the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetics?

Compensation: Hyperglycemia just means that the blood sugar is high. If you have taken enough Insulin so that there is active metabolism going on, the sugar will eventually be noprmalized - even though you may have to raise the dose of Insulin to do this. If the Insulin is totally inadequate, the body begins to burn fat instead of sugar. The fat leads to ketones and then acidosis as everything gets worse. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an overactive bladder and diabetes insipidus?

What are the differences between an overactive bladder and diabetes insipidus?

Not the same: Diabetes insipidus is secondary to a malfunction in your pituitary gland whereas overactive bladder is usually a problem with the nerve supply to the bladder or the bladder outlet muscle itself. Rj. ...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 is the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia?

What is the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia?

One 2 hi, one 2 low: If u fast for 8 hours (FBS) blood sugar should be between 70 and 100. Hypo=low, hyper=high, glyc=sugar, emia=in the blood. If ur FBS is repeatedly between 100-126, you are in a state known as 'impaired glucose tolerance'. If ur FBS > 126, you are diabetic, which is by far the cause of hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia usually is caused by too much Insulin in blood, or too strong rx of diabetes. ...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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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