Definitions for diabetes mellitus, type 2
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"diabetes mellitus, type 2." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 20 May 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/diabetes mellitus, type 2>.