Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Diabetes

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Diabetes, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Diabetes. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Diabetes. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions of Diabetes: Although the majority of diabetes diagnoses are correct, occasionally the real cause of diabetes is an underlying condition. In some rare cases, the diabetes can be halted or even reversed by treating an underlying condition (e.g. hemochromatosis).

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Diabetes includes:

Diabetes as a complication: Other conditions that might have Diabetes as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Diabetes as a complication includes:

Diabetes as a symptom: Conditions listing Diabetes as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: "Other specific types" of diabetes result from specific genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses. Such types of diabetes may account for 1 to 2 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. 1

1. excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK

Last revision: April 10, 2003

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