Diabetes Insipidus vs. Diabetes Mellitus


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Which of the following DOES NOT relate to diabetes mellitus

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1. Which of the following clues helps you identify the disorder as diabetes insipidus over diabetes mellitus.


Use the clue to determine the type of diabetes being described:

Manifests in childhood. The body damaged the pancreas and insulin is not produced.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess how much you understand about the types of diabetes. You will be quizzed mainly on clues that can help you identify various forms of diabetes and what causes them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following is needed when taking this quiz:

  • Symptoms related to diabetes mellitus
  • How to identify diabetes insipidus over diabetes mellitus
  • Understanding a given clue to determine the type of diabetes being described
  • What clue would indicate the condition known as gestational diabetes insipidus
  • A condition resulting from insufficient insulin in the body

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast symptoms of diabetes insipidus and mellitus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gestational diabetes insipidus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to understand how to determine a specific type of diabetes

Additional Learning

More interesting facts about the types of this disease can be found in the lesson titled Diabetes Insipidus vs. Diabetes Mellitus. In this lesson, you will learn:

  • The origins of the words 'diabetes', 'insipidus' and 'mellitus'
  • The cause of diabetes insipidus
  • What ADH is
  • Causes of central diabetes insipidus
  • What happens in the body of one who has diabetes mellitus
  • The types of diabetes mellitus