A 35-year-old member asked:
how are diabetes mellitus and just diabetes different?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Bressman answered
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
Old latin term: Type i diabetes, juvenile diabetes is found in children who have lost pancreatic production of Insulin and have poor growth, frequent infections and elevated blood sugar. This may be autoimmune or allergy driven. Type ii diabetes, adult onset, commonly found in patients with Insulin resistance, central obesity and poor exercise habits. The latin term is now shortened to diabetes (type i or ii).
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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