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IDDMInsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; now known as type 1 diabetes mellitus
IDDMAbbrev. 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insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; IDDM an outdated term for type 1 diabetes mellitus (see type 1 diabetes mellitus; Table 1)
|Presentation of DM||Characteristics|
|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|
|MODY||Affects young people, but shows the characteristics of type 2 DM|
|Gestational DM||Characteristics of type 2 DM, which resolve after parturition|
|Low-birth-weight DM||As 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.
See: Type 1 diabetes.
Patient discussion about IDDM
Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?
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?
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?