Diabetes mellitus (DM), or simply referred to as diabetes, is a condition that impairs the body's ability to use blood glucose, known as blood sugar, and other nutrients including fats and proteins. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps glucose from the food get into the cells to be used for the production of energy. Read more: Which Country Has the Highest Diabetes Rate? Article
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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes are referred to as type 1 (insulin dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin dependent). Symptoms of diabetes include increased urine output, thirst, hunger, and fatigue. Treatment of diabetes depends on the type.
What Is the Difference Between Diabetes Insipidus and Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes affects the way your body turns food into energy. Diabetes insipidus causes thirst due to dehydration from constant urination while diabetes mellitus causes thirst due to high glucose levels in the blood.
Medications & Supplements
- Mounjaro (tirzepatide)
- Metformin vs. Glucovance
- L-methylfolate/pyridoxal 5-phosphate/methylcobalamin
- insulin regular human
- Synjardy (empagliflozin and metformin)
- Side Effects of Farxiga (dapagliflozin)
- Glyxambi (empagliflozin and linagliptin)
- Synjardy XR (empagliflozin and metformin extended-release)
- Side Effects of Symlin (pramlintide)
- Side Effects of Diabinese (chlorpropamide)