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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and mellitus?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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