Some more terms you may run across...
- Type 1 used to be called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes.
- Type 2 used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
- Diabetes refers to any type of diabetes involving abnormal levels of glucose in the blood or urine. It includes type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
- Diabetes insipidus is a rare, unrelated form of diabetes involving the pituitary gland. It causes kidneys to increase urine production.
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