Diabetes is a term used for some medical conditions, which have excessive urination as a prominent symptom. This page serves to help you find the article you want.
- Diabetes insipidus: Disease caused by a deficiency in the secretion of vasopressin, or by the failure of the kidney to respond to vasopressin.
Diabetes mellitus describes the condition in which the excessive urination is caused by high blood levels of glucose (a sugar).
There are three main articles about diabetes mellitus
- Diabetes mellitus: Relative or absolute lack of insulin leading to uncontrolled carbohydrate metabolism.
- Diabetes mellitus type 1: Insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2: Medical condition characterised by glucose intolerance and hyperglycemia
- Gestational diabetes: Glucose intolerance which occurs in pregnancy, usually noticed between the 24th and 28th weeks of expectancy.
The terms insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus are no longer used to classify diabetes mellitus because people with any type of diabetes mellitus may need treatment with insulin.