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Diabetes

diabetes mellitus types I and II, diabetes insipidus, other types
American Diabetes Association
National Service, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (800) 232-3472 or (703) 549-1500, Fax: (703) 549-6995
 
Canadian Diabetes Association
78 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario, CN M5B 2J8
Phone: (416) 362-4440
 
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
432 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (800) 533-2873 or (212) 889-7575, Fax: (212) 532-8791
 
The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation, Inc. - Support for Neurogenic, Nephrogenic, Gestagenic (gestational) and Dipsogenic Diabetes Insipidus
4533 Ridge Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21229 USA
Phone: 410-247-3953, mailbox #1, Fax: 410-247-5584
E-mail: diabetesinsipidus@amdyne.net
Diabetes Insipidus is rare disease in which the in which the kidneys produce abnormally large volumes of dilute urine . It is NOT diabetes mellitus/sugar diabetes. DI crosses over all age groups from the pre-born to the elderly and knows no socio-economic boundaries. Some of the causes of central/neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus are head trauma, brain tumor, illness and genetics. Some of the causes of nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus are lithium usage, renal failure and genetics.

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