Talk:Diabetes mellitus

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 Definition Relative or absolute lack of insulin leading to uncontrolled carbohydrate metabolism. [d] [e]

I thought I would work through this page along the following sections. It would be great if someone joins in. Help with epidemiology would be greatly appreciated.

I will try not to refer to 'patients' as people get diabetes not patients and I will also try not to say diabetics as it defines people by a disease.

This page has grown into a general introduction to DM and a some introduction to the differences and similarities of the sub-types. I will continue with:



Management of diabetes mellitus

Glycaemic control, mimimisation of adverse effects, lifestyle changes, drugs

Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus

Including future trends

History of diabetes mellitus

Eber papyrus, Soranus, and onward

Trevor Walker 00:38, 14 March 2008 (CDT)

Much duplication in content

I would hesitate to make so much detail in the management section of this diabetes mellitus page. There is already much management detail on Diabetes mellitus type 2 and duplicating here is going to make a mess. I suggest only putting stuff here that is common to both DM1 and DM2.

Regarding diagnosis, seems fine to focus the content on the Diabetes mellitus page. However, rather than starting a new on this page, there is much on the dx of Diabetes mellitus type 2 that can be moved here. - Robert Badgett 00:10, 7 March 2009 (UTC)