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I read one word niddm. Is it another word for diabetes type 2.

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) used to be synonymous with diabetes type 2.
However, we all know type 2 diabetics who require Insulin so it is not a good description of the disease. The difference is that type 2 diabetes is not due to a lack of Insulin production but rather an inability to respond adequately to Insulin - so more Insulin is needed to overcome that limitation.

In brief: Yes

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) used to be synonymous with diabetes type 2.
However, we all know type 2 diabetics who require Insulin so it is not a good description of the disease. The difference is that type 2 diabetes is not due to a lack of Insulin production but rather an inability to respond adequately to Insulin - so more Insulin is needed to overcome that limitation.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Niddm stands for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
It is another term for type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Yes

Niddm stands for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
It is another term for type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Robert Dudley
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