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Diabetes usually refers to diabetes mellitus, a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood glucose levels over a prolonged period.
Diabetes may also refer to a heterogeneous group of diseases that only have in common excessive urination and thirst:
- Diabetes insipidus (DI), a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine (unrelated to the high blood sugar levels of diabetes mellitus)
Types of diabetes mellitus
- Diabetes mellitus type 1, a form of diabetes mellitus that results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas
- Diabetes mellitus type 2, a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency
- Gestational diabetes, a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy
- Diabetes mellitus and deafness, a mitochondrial disease associated with the gene "Leu-UUR"
- Latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA), a term coined to describe slow-onset type 1 autoimmune diabetes in adults
- Lipoatrophic diabetes, a type of diabetes mellitus presenting with severe lipodystrophy
- Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), any of several hereditary forms of diabetes caused by mutations in an autosomal dominant gene that disrupts insulin production
- Neonatal diabetes mellitus, a form of diabetes that occurs in the first 6 months of life
- Prediabetes, the state in which some but not all of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes are met
- Steroid-induced diabetes, prolonged high blood sugar due to glucocorticoid therapy for another medical condition
- Diabetic coma, a reversible form of coma, a medical emergency, found in people with diabetes mellitus
- Diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening complication in patients with diabetes mellitus
- Diabetic foot, refers to several podiatric pathologies associated with diabetes mellitus
- Diabetic nephropathy, damage to the kidneys and the development of proteinuria and chronic kidney disease
- Diabetic neuropathy, a disorder that is associated with diabetes mellitus
- Diabetic retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which can eventually lead to diabetic nephropathy, damage to the kidneys and the development of proteinuria, and chronic kidney disease
Diabetes in animals
- Diabetes management, a system to monitor and maintain the impaired glucose cycle that results from diabetes
- Diabetes (journal), a peer-reviewed scientific journal published since 1952 by the American Diabetes Association
- Diabetes Care, a peer-reviewed medical journal published since 1978 by the American Diabetes Association
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