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.
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus
One of the two major types of diabetes mellitus, characterized by late age of onset (30 years or older), insulin resistance, high levels of blood sugar, and little or no need for supple-mental insulin. It was formerly known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
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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
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