maturity-onset diabetes

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Type 2 di·a·be·tes

(tīp dī-ă-bē'tēz)
A condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body's inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people.
Synonym(s): maturity-onset diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
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maturity-onset diabetes

DIABETES MELLITUS developing in or after middle age and caused by a relative insufficiency of INSULIN production by the PANCREAS. The condition is of more gradual development than insulin-dependency diabetes and can often be treated by diet or oral HYPOGLYCAEMIC drugs rather than by insulin. In general, it is associated with less severe symptoms than juvenile-onset (Type I) diabetes, but complications such as eye and kidney disease are common. Also known as Type II diabetes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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(8) Another example where the specific genetic variant determines clinical presentation and treatment response is maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY).
Categories of diabetes in the young include early-onset type 2 diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), and type 1 immune-mediated diabetes (1).
(2.) Winter WE, McLaren NK, Riley WJ, Clarke DW, Kappy MS, Spillar RP: Maturity-onset diabetes of youth in black Americans.
CHICAGO -- Approximately 5% of antibody-negative/C-peptide-positive children and adolescents diagnosed with diabetes in the United States may have maturity-onset diabetes of the young rather than type 2 diabetes, Dr.
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