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Diabetes refers to a group of conditions that appear due to a patient’s inability to produce and or use insulin which leads to high glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. There are two types of diabetes, mellitus and insipidus. Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that is associated with symptoms similar to diabetes mellitus but with a different root cause. Although the two forms of diabetes share the same name “diabetes” (meaning increased urine production), the term diabetes, when used by itself, refers to diabetes mellitus.
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