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non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, former name for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Abbreviation for obsolete term non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. See Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Abbrev. for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus; a form of diabetes in which insulin production is inadequate or the body has become resistant to insulin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about NIDDM

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.

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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. Is Diabetes type 2 a chronic disease? I have been diagnosed with Diabetes; does this mean I will always have it from now on?

A. I was a type 2 diabetic for 15 years. I had a gastric bypass, lost a ton of weight and no longer test as a diabetic. But, my doctors say "once a diabetic, always a diabetic." So the tendency is still there and must be addressed always. My problem is not evident but now I have kidney disease and it is attributed to diabetes with complications. Eat right, get exercise and lose weight. I hope you educe your numbers so you won't risk the complications. This is your best goal for now. Diabetes is being constantly researched, so the future looks bright and maybe a cure is on the horizon! Blessings!

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Twin studies (Carmelli, Cardon, & Fabsitz, 1994) and pedigree studies (Mitchell, et al., 1996) have supported the genetic link between obesity, insulin resistance, HTN, NIDDM, and dyslipidemia - Syndrome X.
Physical inactivity also has been associated with increased onset of NIDDM,[20] whereas regular physical training and exercise increase insulin sensitivity.[21] Behavioral interventions to modify the risk factors for NIDDM by restricting dietary fat, together with increased physical activity, decrease hyperglycemia significantly.[22] A six-year study of 47-49-year-old males with early stage NIDDM demonstrated that it is possible to prevent or postpone NIDDM onset in at risk individuals by changing diet and exercise habits.[21]
Stepwise and combination drug therapy for the treatment of NIDDM. Diabetes Care, 17, 1542-1544.
Insulin resistance precedes the development of NIDDM and is a means of identifying those individuals who are at risk for developing NIDDM.
Small doses of subcutaneous insulin as a strategy for preventing slowly progressive beta-cell failure in islet cell antibody-positive patients with clinical features of NIDDM. Diabetes 1996; 45: 622-626.
Risk factors for myocardial infarction and death in newly detected NIDDM: the Diabetes Intervention Study, 11-year follow-up.
A small study showed that 100 mg/day of vanadyl sulfate (VS) for three weeks was able to significantly improve hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant NIDDM patients.
(5) NIDDM = non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
* likelihood of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).
The drugs, known as thiazolidinediones, are being tested in clinical trials as a treatment for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).