Talk:Diabetes mellitus

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Distinction from the Disease and the resulting diagnosis[edit]

In the intro to this article there is an incorrect statement that T1D/JD is "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus". That is incorrect.

There are between 2 and 4 diseases, depending on which philosophies you follow, but the distinction between the "insulin-dependent" and "non-insulin-dependent" diagnoses has nothing to do with the disease, it has to do with the treatment. These references should be removed as they can contribute to the misinformation surrounding this group of diseases.

As an aside, I'd like to take an actual shotgun and shoot a giant physical hole in every web-page that references "Diabetes" as a singular thing. Unfortunately the bridge between rendered electronic code and a physical shotgun bird-shot (had to look that term up) won't have the effect I'm looking for. "Diabetes can be prevented." AAAHHH!!!!

Another aside, thank you to the authors who appear to have done an excellent job noting the rest of this page with disease-specific names, and attempting to not make any reference to the group as a singular disease. (User:miketosh) 19:10 1 February 2012 (UTC)

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Orphaned references in Diabetes mellitus[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Diabetes mellitus's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "nps01":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 06:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)


I still don't understand it. I've read about a cure yet there isn't anything about it anywhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skele (talkcontribs) 23:13, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Probably because no viable cure exists.--Coro (talk) 22:27, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
If you have reliable sources we can consider. But yes no cure really except if you count bariatric surgery. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:21, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
The magazine article was in my country's (Finland) science magazine called Tieteen Kuvalehti. It was published in the 80's. It read about a Russian scientist/doctor who started giving electric treatment to the pancreas of the patients who had been diagnosed with diabetes under a year of the treatment. The treatment was given once a week for a few months if I remember correctly and after that the patients were completely cured of diabetes (It didn't specify which type but probably type 1).
I think the scientist was trying to kill the bacteria or virus that was blocking the passage to the pancreas and, according to the article, succeeded. Yet there is a possibility that the electrical treatment had some side effects and because of that wasn't marked as a cure. Nevertheless if the article was true it would be a viable cure, but I just can't find any source of the experiment taking place which makes it less possible that the article is true even though the magazine is a very reliable source. Skele (talk) 00:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
We would need a high quality source. The popular press often get a little ahead of themselves. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 02:49, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, just need to keep looking.Skele (talk) 12:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Rcats needed[edit]

A protected redirect, Diabetes, needs redirect category (rcat) templates added. Please modify it as follows:

  • from this...
#REDIRECT [[Diabetes mellitus]]

{{Redr|to technical name|unprintworthy}}
[[Category:Protected redirects]]
  • to this...
#REDIRECT [[Diabetes mellitus]]

{{Redr|mentioned in hatnote|to technical name|unprintworthy|fully protected}}

Template Redr is an alias for the {{This is a redirect}} template, which is used to sort redirects into one or more categories. Thank you in advance! – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 20:20, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Done Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 21:56, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Jmh649, you didn't remove the [[Category:Protected redirects]]. I've now done that. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── And thank you! to you both, Redrose64 and Doc James. – Paine  22:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 July 2014[edit]

In the smart phone era, there are few apps available to Track & Monitor Diabetes, if you include some links, it will be useful (talk) 07:35, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: per WP:ELNO#EL5. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:11, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 August 2014[edit]

Treating Diabetes With Sweet Purple Leather, Treating Diabetes With Sweet Purple Leather Enars01 (talk) 13:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. This is not a WP:MEDRS Cannolis (talk) 17:56, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Broad international perspective[edit]

I recommend the following book for a broad international perspective useful for this article:

Sher man 3312 (talk) 13:52, 23 August 2014 (UTC).

Portal bar[edit]

I recommend the following portal bar to be added below the navigation templates: {{Portal bar|Biology|Medicine|Health}}.

Sher man 3312 (talk) 13:52, 23 August 2014 (UTC).