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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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