type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult-onset diabetes, diabetes mellitus type 2, NIDDM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus Endocrinology A mild form of DM with an onset > age 40, ↓ incidence of DKA, accompanied by microvascular complications, which comprises 90% of DM; 80% of type 2 DM Pts are obese–an association known as 'diabesity', insulin-deficient, insulin-resistant Diagnosis
1. Fasting glucose is 7.8 mmol/L–US > 140 mg/dL on ≥ 2 occasions or.
When in a 75g GTT, the 2-hr and one other value–drawn at the 30, 60, or 90 min intervals are > 11.2 mmol/L–US > 200 mg/dL Clinical Blurred vision, poorly healing cuts, paresthesias in hands/feet, recurring skin, mouth, or bladder infections, any type 1 Sx–thirst, ↑ appetite, rapid weight loss, fatigue Treatment type 2 DM does not usually require exogenous insulin; insulin may be required during 'crises' Prognosis Relatively good, especially if controllable by lifestyle modifications. See Glucose tolerance curve, MODY
. Cf type 1 DM.
Patient discussion about type 2 diabetes mellitus
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!More discussions about type 2 diabetes mellitus