Definition of Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

1. Noun. Severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease.

Medical Definition of Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

1. A chronic condition in which the pancreas makes little or no insulin because the beta cells have been destroyed. The body is then not able to use the glucose (blood sugar) for energy. IDDM usually comes on abruptly, although the damage to the beta cells may begin much earlier. The signs of IDDM are a great thirst, hunger, a need to urinate often, and loss of weight. To treat the disease, the person must inject insulin, follow a diet plan, exercise daily, and test blood glucose several times a day. IDDM usually occurs in children and adults who are under age 30. This type of diabetes used to be known as juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, and ketosis-prone diabetes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus

insulating material
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insulin-antagonizing factor
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (current term)
insulin-like-growth-factor-binding protein 6
insulin-like activity
insulin-like growth-factor-binding-protein 5
insulin-like growth-factor-binding proteins
insulin-like growth-factor binding protein 1
insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 2
insulin-like growth factor I
insulin-like growth factor II
insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3
insulin-like growth factors
insulin-stimulating peptide
insulin activating factor
insulin allergy
insulin antagonist

Literary usage of Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Rates of impaired glucose tolerance and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus increased with age, and impaired glucose tolerance was approximately twice ..."

2. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"Of these, five to ten per cent belong to the category of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), which generally appears before age 40, frequently in ..."

3. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ... by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"Helmrich SP, Ragland DR, Leung RW, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Physical activity and reduced occurrence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. ..."

4. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Chase HP, Butler-Simon N, Garg S, et al: A trial of nicotinamide in newly diagnosed patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. ..."

5. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"Insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM, or type I) is characterized by an absolute ... Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, or type II) is ..."

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