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prediabetic, mild form of diabetes mellitus in which the patient displays no overt symptoms, but displays certain abnormal responses to diagnostic procedures, such as an elevated fasting blood glucose concentration or reduced glucose tolerance. Term declared obsolete by American Diabetes Association.
Synonym(s): chemical diabetes
DM that manifests itself during times of stress such as pregnancy, infectious disease, weight gain, or trauma. Before the stress, no clinical or laboratory findings of diabetes are present. There is a very strong chance that affected people will eventually develop overt type 2 DM.
See also: diabetes
la·tent di·a·be·tes(lātĕnt dīă-bētēz)
Prediabetic mild form of diabetes mellitus in which the patient displays no overt symptoms, but has abnormal responses to diagnostic procedures. Term declared obsolete by American Diabetes Association.