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Diabetes

is a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes may be recognized by any of several metabolic disorders such as excessive urination and persistent thirst.
When you have diabetes it’s because your body can’t produce enough insulin to process the glucose in the blood.
If you think you may have these symptoms ask your doctor for a blood test.

There are 6 types of diabetes :

  • diabetes mellitus :
    diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
  • diabetes insipidus :
    a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst
  • IDDM, autoimmune diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, type I diabetes :
    severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
  • NIDDM, adult-onset diabetes, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, ketosis-resistant diabetes, ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, mature-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, type II diabetes :
    mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
  • nephrogenic diabetes insipidus :
    diabetes insipidus caused by a failure of the kidney to respond to normal levels of vasopressin
  • chemical diabetes, latent diabetes :
    a mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures

Some diabetes cases and situation may be treated by some over the counter drugs.
So don’t hesitate to come visit us at Philipsburg Pharmacy and ask the opinion of our Pharmacist for an otc drugs for your diabetes.