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insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, former name for type 1 diabetes mellitus.


Abbreviation for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, term declared obsolete by the American Diabetes Association for Type 1 diabetes.


abbreviation for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. See type 1 diabetes mellitus.


Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; now known as type 1 diabetes mellitus


Abbrev. for insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (Type I DIABETES).

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

; IDDM an outdated term for type 1 diabetes mellitus (see type 1 diabetes mellitus; Table 1)
Table 1: Presentations of diabetes mellitus
Presentation of DMCharacteristics
Type 1 DM (formerly termed IDDM)Tends to affect younger people; acute-onset disease with weight loss and marked dehydration; untreated leads to ketoacidosis, coma and death; treated by diet control and lifelong insulin
Type 2 DM (formerly termed NIDDM)Tends to affect older people (>35 years old); chronic-onset disease with gradual weight gain and symptom onset; untreated leads to PVD, MI, CVA, and possibly ketoacidosis, coma and death; treated by diet control ± oral hypoglycaemic agents, and possibly insulin therapy in the long term
MODYAffects young people, but shows the characteristics of type 2 DM
Gestational DMCharacteristics of type 2 DM, which resolve after parturition
Low-birth-weight DMAs type 2 DM, presenting in adulthood in patients who were of low birth weight and/or those who were undernourished as children (including anorexics)
Pre-diabetes (insulin resistance)Subjects, such as those with obesity, lichen planus, acromegaly, polycystic ovary syndrome, history of anorexia, may show a poor response to a glucose tolerance test, and tend to go on to develop type 1 or type 2 diabetes later in life

IDDM, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; NIDDM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; MI, myocardial infarct; CVA, cerebrovascular accident.


Abbreviation for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
See: Type 1 diabetes.


insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Patient discussion about IDDM

Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?

A. Women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and after pregnancy the gestational diabetes goes, if not this gestational diabetes has chances to develop into type 2 diabetes. A pregnant woman can also have type 1 and 2 diabetes equally and during pregnancy she may get gestational diabetes.

Q. Type 2 Diabetics solution My uncle is suffering from type 2 diabetics and i want to know that is there any permanent solution for type 2 diabities. Very worried about weight loss too. Any one there to give us a permanent solution?

A. Type 2 diabetes is due to improper use of insulin or insulin resistance.

There is a web site given below which provides information on alternative medicines for diabetes. Alternative medicines - ayurveda herbs, homeopathy, yoga and acupressure treatments.

Q. I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. Can I eat all types of fruits? I’m 60 years old male and I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. I’m taking meds and my sugar is under control. Everyday I have some fruits without fail. Can I eat all types of fruits?

A. Hello sir, surely you can eat any kind of fruit, regardless of the sugar content. The point is you need to spread across the amount of fruits you eat, including a wide variety of different fruits. In general everyone has to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables every day. Spreading the fruit you eat through the day will avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.

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However, the front region near the gate is found to be filled in contrast to the experimental results and IDDM simulation results.
Cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in IDDM in Europe.
Psychosocial state of patients with IDDM prone to recurrent episodes of severe hypoglycemia.
Glomerular structure in nonproteinuric IDDM patients with various levels of albuminuria.
American Indians, like other US minorities, have low rates of IDDM compared to the white population (5,6).
Model of the associations between psychosocial variables and health outcome measures in adolescents with IDDM.
IDDM normally affects only one in 4000 across the country.
Type 1 diabetes replaces IDDM or juvenile-onset diabetes,-and type 2 diabetes replaces NIDDM or adult-onset diabetes.
Young people with IDDM have no more tooth decay than do nondiabetic children.
The most important clinical classes of DM are: (a) Insulin dependent diabetes IDDM (type I) patients may be of any age, are usually thin, and usually have abrupt onset of signs and symptoms with insulinopsnia before age 30.
Two hundred sixty cases were selected from the Colorado IDDM Registry and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.