malnutrition-related diabetes

malnutrition-related diabetes

A controversial diagnosis that the World Health Organization (WHO) regarded in 1985 as a major class of diabetes, seen mostly in tropical developing countries, and divided it into protein-deficient and fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes subtypes. The American Diabetes Association 2000 classification does not mention MRD as a separate entity and the term has been deleted from the current WHO classification of diabetes.
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ISPAD lists atypical forms of diabetes that have been reported from Africa and South Asia, including ketosis-prone atypical diabetes, malnutrition-related diabetes, and fibro calculous pancreatic disease.
In 1985, the World Health Organization officially recognized this disease, called malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus (MRDM), as distinct from Type I and Type II diabetes.