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Meaning of NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
 
 Synonyms: adult-onset diabetes, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, ketosis-resistant diabetes, ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, maturity-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes mellitus, NIDDM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, Type II diabetes
 
 See Also: diabetes mellitus, DM

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Also called Type II Diabetes Mellitus. The most common form of diabetes mellitus, about 90% of people with diabetes have NIDDM.
 

 

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