Diabetes (disambiguation)

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Diabetes usually refers to a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar.

Diabetes may also refer to:

Diabetes insipidus[edit]

  • 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)

Diabetes mellitus[edit]

Common types[edit]

Rare types[edit]

Complications of diabetes mellitus[edit]

  • Acute:
    • 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
  • Chronic
    • Diabetic foot, refers to several podiatric pathologies associated with diabetes mellitus
    • 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 blindness
    • Diabetic nephropathy, damage to the kidneys and the development of proteinuria and chronic kidney disease


See also[edit]