Definitions for diabetes mellitusˈmɛl ɪ təs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word diabetes mellitus
diabetes mellitus, DM(noun)
diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
"when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
A medical disorder characterized by varying or persistent hyperglycemia, especially after eating.
Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia. There are three main types of diabetes mellitus. ⁕Type 1 DM results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and currently requires the person to inject insulin or wear an insulin pump. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" or "juvenile diabetes". ⁕Type 2 DM results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or "adult-onset diabetes". ⁕The third main form, gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women without a previous diagnosis of diabetes develop a high blood glucose level. It may precede development of type 2 DM. Other forms of diabetes mellitus include congenital diabetes, which is due to genetic defects of insulin secretion, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, steroid diabetes induced by high doses of glucocorticoids, and several forms of monogenic diabetes.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
Translations for diabetes mellitus
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مرض السكرArabic
- diabetis mellitusCatalan, Valencian
- diabetes mellitusSpanish
- diabète sucréFrench
- tinneas an t-siùcairScottish Gaelic
- diabete mellitoItalian
- diabetes mellitusLatin
- diabetes melitoPortuguese
- са́харный диабе́тRussian
Get even more translations for diabetes mellitus »
Find a translation for the diabetes mellitus definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these diabetes mellitus definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"diabetes mellitus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Sep. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/diabetes mellitus>.