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la·tent di·a·be·tes

prediabetic, mild form of diabetes mellitus in which the patient displays no overt symptoms, but displays certain abnormal responses to diagnostic procedures, such as an elevated fasting blood glucose concentration or reduced glucose tolerance. Term declared obsolete by American Diabetes Association.
Synonym(s): chemical diabetes

chemical diabetes

1. Asymptomatic DM, a stage in which no obvious clinical signs and symptoms of the disease are present but blood glucose measurements are abnormal.
2. Type 2 DM occurring in an obese child or adolescent. The syndrome is sometimes referred to as “mature onset diabetes of youth” (MODY).
See also: diabetes
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