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diabetes US English

A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood

diabetes insipidus US English

A rare form of diabetes caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin, which regulates kidney function

diabetes mellitus US English

The most common form of diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, which results in a failure to metabolize sugars and starch. Sugars accumulate in the blood and urine, and the byproducts of alternative fat metabolism disturb the acid-base balance of the blood, causing a risk of convulsions and coma