Some more terms you may run
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 insipidus is a rare, unrelated form of diabetes involving
increased urine production, but no glucose abnormality.
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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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