Note: This article addresses diabetes mellitus, not diabetes insipidus. Although the two share the same reference term "diabetes" (which means increased urine production), diabetes insipidus is much rarer and has a different underlying cause.
A disorder similar to diabetes mellitus in that it causes symptoms such as increased thirst and increased urine production, but differing in cause, frequency, treatment, and associated complications; diabetes insipidus results from a lack of production of arginine vasopressin (also called antidiuretic hormone or ADH) by the pituitary or a lack of...
Describes diabetes that is difficult to control, with frequent swings in blood glucose levels between very high and very low
Taking diabetes medication while fasting for lab tests can be risky for people with diabetes.
Byproducts of fat metabolism; may be found in urine or blood if a person does not eat enough carbohydrates or if the persons body cannot use them properly, such as with diabetes mellitus
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Abnormal increase of acid in the blood due to accumulation of substances derived from metabolism of fat (ketone bodies); usually due to severe insulin deficiency in diabetes or to prolonged lack of carbohydrate intake
Using home testing devices or test strips that have not been approved by the FDA may give inaccurate results and could result in injuries.