John Chrostek

  • Diabetes Mellitus vs. Diabetes Insipidus

    Many people assume that since both diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus begin with the word diabetes, they must be related. They also share two common warning signs: increased thirst and excessive urination. But the truth is that these conditions are not related at all. The latin word for diabetes means “to siphon.” You could say that both conditions are due to some sort of siphoning or filtering problem—one is related to sugar and the other is related to fluid. That is where the similarities...