Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus, regardless of underlying cause, is subdivided into:

Insulin requiring for survival (corresponding to the former clinical class of 'Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: IDDM') e.g. C-peptide deficient. Insulin requiring for control, i.e. for metabolic control, rather than for survival, e.g. some endogenous insulin secretion but insufficient to achieve normoglycemia without added exogenous insulin and not insulin requiring; i.e. those who may be treated and controlled satisfactorily by non-pharmacological methods or drugs other than insulin. These two categories correspond to the former 'Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: NIDDM'.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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