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Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Definition: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, NIDDM, diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, maturity-onset diabetes, type II diabetes, type II diabetes mellitus, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin dependent diabetes, non- insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Diabetes mellitus non-insulin dependent, noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus, maturity onset diabetes, diabetes mellitus type 2

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