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Similarities Between Diabetes Insipidus And Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes Insipidus Vs. Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood while diabetes insipidus is a disease where kidneys are unable to conserve water. Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease while diabetes mellitus is very common; "diabetes" in general usage refers to diabetes mellitus, which is of 3 types — gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis for diabetes insipidus are different from diabetes mellitus. Comparison chart Excessive thirst, excess volume of severely diluted urine. High blood sugar, excessive urination, increased thirst, increased hunger. 3 in 100,000 people 7.7 per 1000 people Deficiency of ADH. Brain tumor, head injury, medication such as lithium, genetics Type 1 - Autoimmune Disease; Type 2 - Genetics, lifestyle, infection Typically desmopressin (nasal spray) or IM, IV hypertonic saline solution (3% or 5%). Thiazide diuretics. Insulin and lifestyle management Causes and Types of Diabetes Diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus, or DI, is characterized by the inability of kidneys to conserve water when they purify blood. This can be either because of: a deficiency of ADH (antidiuretic hormone or vasopressin), or Continue reading >>

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  1. Essie

    I have been on Humalog for two months. I feel like I have been doing pretty well, but I have had a few lows. 63 was the lowest so far. I know that some do not consider that low and that athletes go lower and are fine but I am not an athlete. Through trial and error I have adjusted my meals/doses that that I have been not been having lows. My concern is that as time goes on or in busy times or crisis or what have you I might be less dilligent go low and pass out away from home, which is why I was wondering about the bracelet.

  2. Goodgirl08

    Essie, YES, anybody who uses insulin should have a medical bracelet. I wear one outside of the house at all times. In case I get into a car accident and can not talk. I keep a medical history in my purse.

  3. mollythed

    As a person with type 2 diabetes, you are probably not too likely to pass out from low blood sugar, so I wouldn't consider that to be the biggest reason for having a medical id. I'm more concerned about some other kind of accident or medical problem where I can't speak for myself. That could be something like an auto accident, or a fall when away from home, or, since I live alone, an accident or medical problem at home where I manage to call 911 and get help, but don't really have a lot of strength to go into detail about medical problems when help arrives.
    I'm old enough to wear a watch all the time instead of depending on my phone for the time, so what works best for me is just a little id strip that wraps around the watch band that says that I have diabetes and use insulin. I don't even have to think about remembering to wear it. because it is always there. I figure that knowing I had diabetes could be important information in a situation where I had impaired consciousness or l had just plain too many other things to tell to the EMTs to get around to mentioning the diabetes.

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