Is Diabetes A Disorder

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Other Types Of Diabetes

In addition to Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, there are a range of other types, which are just as important. If you add up everyone with the rarer types of diabetes together that’s quite a lot of people. Unfortunately, many of these people are misdiagnosed leading to delays in getting the right treatment. We’re proud of the research we have supported to ensure better diagnosis and treatments for all types of diabetes, and it’s taught us a lot about the condition. Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) MODY is a rare form of diabetes which is different from both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and runs strongly in families. MODY is caused by a mutation (or change) in a single gene. If a parent has this gene mutation, any child they have, has a 50 per cent chance of inheriting it from them. If a child does inherit the mutation they will generally go on to develop MODY before they’re 25, whatever their weight, lifestyle, ethnic group etc. Neonatal diabetes Neonatal diabetes is a form of diabetes that is diagnosed under the age of six months. It’s a different type of diabetes than the more common Type 1 diabetes as it’s not an autoimmune condition (where the body Continue reading >>

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  1. J. Wang

    Diabetes is a disease.
    Disease and disorder both have general meanings which are sometime interchangeable (you can say neurologic disease or neurologic disorder; endocrine disease or endocrine disorder) and more specific meanings (they are very different in this narrow sense).
    In specific sense, a disease means a specific condition/illness that possesses specific characteristics, manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and has a distinct cause/mechanism that is often know (but not all).
    Disorder in narrow sense refers to, and emphasizes, a disruption of a specific function of the body or mind, and makes no reference to what might have caused it, and could be the common pathway of more than one diseases.
    Here are examples of related diseases and disorders so you can easily see the difference:
    Coronary artery disease is a disease (we know it is due to atherosclerosis and narrowing of the heart arteries that could lead to heart attack, and cardiac arrhythmia, and heart failure. Heart failure is a disorder, which could be caused by hypertension or coronary artery disease and many other more rare diseases.
    Hashimoto Thyroiditis is a disease, while hypothyroidism is a disorder.
    Graves disease is a disease, and hyperthyroidism is a disorder.
    Alzheimer’s disease is a disease, but memory loss is a disorder.
    Leukemia is a disease, and anemia is a disorder.
    Therefore, diabetes is a disease; blindness and neuropathy are disorders.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Abhilash Chavala

    Diabetes is a disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin, a decreased ability to use insulin, or both. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted to energy.

  3. Lottie Can

    , Got enough disorders to make me go crazy.

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