Definition of Niddm
1. Noun. Mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin.
Generic synonyms: Diabetes Mellitus, Dm
Medical Definition of Niddm
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niddm
NIH 3T3 cell
Literary usage of Niddm
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1. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"The predominant form is noninsulin- dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm). High risk populations for niddm include blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, ..."
2. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Table 9.7 Summary of Studies of Physical Activity and niddm Ref. Population Results* Ecologic Studies 221 Western Samoa 222- Funafuti, Tuvalu, 224 Polynesia ..."
3. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm, or type II) is characterized either by elevated insulin levels that are ineffective in normalizing blood ..."
4. 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)
"niddm patients share similar features, which include insulin resistance and ... The molecular basis for the (3-cell failure that characterises niddm is also ..."
5. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Up to 20% of patients with newly diagnosed niddm already have early retinopathy, suggesting that the onset of diabetes may be many years (estimated 9-12 ..."