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is diabetes mellitus type 2 the same as diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes!: Yes. Both refer to the type of diabetes that used to be called adult onset. Now we call it "type 2 dm" or "dm-2" or type 2 diabetes, etc. This is the kind related to overweight/obesity and family history of dm-2. When people are "heading toward" type 2 dm, they will have a slight increase in triglycerides (fats in the blood), blood pressure and glucose. If this continues it becomes dm-2.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, they are describing the same disease process.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is the same as Diabetes Type 2.

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