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Diabetes (disambiguation)

Diabetes usually refers to a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar.

Diabetes may also refer to:

Diabetes insipidus

  • Diabetes insipidus (DI), a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine (unrelated to the high blood sugar levels of diabetes mellitus)

Diabetes mellitus

Common types

Rare types

Complications of diabetes mellitus

  • Acute:
    • Diabetic coma, a reversible form of coma, a medical emergency, found in people with diabetes mellitus
    • Diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening complication in patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic
    • Diabetic foot, refers to several podiatric pathologies associated with diabetes mellitus
    • Diabetic neuropathy, a disorder that is associated with diabetes mellitus
    • Diabetic retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which can eventually lead to blindness
    • Diabetic nephropathy, damage to the kidneys and the development of proteinuria and chronic kidney disease


See also