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What Is The Difference Between Diabetes Mellitus And Diabetes Insipidus?

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Diabetes Insipidus

Tweet Diabetes insipidus, often shortened to DI, is a rare form of diabetes that is not related to blood sugar-related diabetes mellitus, but does share some of its signs and symptoms. Diabetes insipidus is simply excessive urination (polyuria) and complications thereof, caused by an antidiuretice hormone called a vasopressin. Read on to find out more about what diabetes insipidus is, how it affects the body, the different forms of the disease, and how it is diagnosed and treated. What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus? Diabetes Insipidus leads to frequent urination, and this is the most common and clear symptom. In extreme cases, urination can be in excess of 20 litres per day. A secondary symptom is increased thirst, as a result of passing so much water. If this is not met, then dehydration can occur which, in turn, can lead to: Cracked skin Confusion Dizziness and even Unconsciousness Children suffering from the condition may become irritable or listless, with fever and vomiting also possible. How does diabetes insipidus compare with diabetes mellitus? Diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus should not be confused. The two conditions are unrelated, with diabetes insipidus Continue reading >>

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  1. Aruna kavitha

    Differentiate between Diabetes mellitus and Diabetes insipidus.

    Sol:
    Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism during which glucose in the body is not oxidised to produce energy. there is an accumulation of glucose in the blood due to less insulin production by beta cells of pancreas. The condition is called as hyperglycemia.The patient becomes weak as there is no production of energy. this abnormal metabolic condition results in fatigue and weight loss by the patient.
    Diabetes insipidus is the disorder caused due to less secretion of ADH (Anti Diuretic Hormone) by posterior pituitary gland. there is continuous loss of fluids of the body from the urine.

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