Differential Diagnosis of Diabetes

Differential Diagnosis: Diabetes

Other specific types of diabetes resulting from specific genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses may account for 1% to 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.

Source: CDC1

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Differential Diagnosis for Diabetes

Reye's Syndrome: RS is often misdiagnosed as encephalitis, meningitis, diabetes, drug overdose, poisoning, sudden infant death syndrome, or psychiatric illness.

Source: NINDS (NIH)2

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Diabetes insipidus: Diabetes insipidus isn't related to diabetes mellitus (usually just known as diabetes), but it does share some of the same signs and symptoms.

Source: NHS Choices UK3

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Haemochromatosis: Symptoms of haemochromatosis usually start between the ages of 30 and 60.

Common symptoms include:

Source: NHS Choices UK4

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  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ diabetes/ basics/ diabetes.html
  2. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ reyes_syndrome/ reyes_syndrome.htm
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Diabetes-insipidus/ 
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Haemochromatosis/ 

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