type 2 diabetes mellitus
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type 2 diabetes mellitus
type 2 diabetes mellitusAdult-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
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [NIDDM] or maturity-onset diabetes)chronic-onset disease often presenting in middle to old age (peak age of onset = >35 years); characterized by increasing insulin resistance (subject releases normal/raised amounts of insulin from pancreatic ß cells, but insulin does not react with insulin receptors of peripheral tissue cells; intracellular reactions are impoverished/absent due to unavailability of intracellular glucose; patients present with symptoms similar to type 1 diabetes (polyuria, polydypsia and glycosuria; dehydration and tiredness; history of recurrent infections; dyslipidaemia), but are characteristically overweight and hypertensive, with hypercholesterolaemia; symptom onset is gradual, sometimes extending over years; patients may remain undiagnosed until secondary pathologies (due to micro- and macrovascular disease) develop, e.g. coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, eye disease, renal dysfunction, painless foot ulceration and foot infections; type 2 diabetes patients are treated by strict dietary control, oral hypoglycaemic drugs, and insulin supplementation for life as necessary (contrast with maturity-onset diabetes of the young)
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?
There is a web site given below which provides information on alternative medicines for diabetes. Alternative medicines - ayurveda herbs, homeopathy, yoga and acupressure treatments.
Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?
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?