Some more terms you may run across...

    Type 1 used to be called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes.

    Type 2 used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes.

    Diabetes refers to any type of diabetes involving abnormal levels of glucose in the blood or urine. It includes type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

    Diabetes insipidus is a rare, unrelated form of diabetes involving increased urine production, but no glucose abnormality.

References

Verbalis JG. Ten essential points about body water homeostasis. Horm Res. 2007; 67(suppl 1):165-172.

 

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Review Date: 5/10/2007

Reviewed By: Robert Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.


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