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How to use diabetes mellitus in a sentence
As a rule, however, persistent glycosuria is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus, of which disease it is the essential symptom.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Persistent furunculosis is not infrequent in diabetes mellitus.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Glucose, so characteristic of diabetes mellitus, is not difficult of detection or estimation.
In the case of diabetes mellitus, the amount of sugar in the ration must be materially reduced.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value | Harry Snyder
It is employed for sweetening purposes in cases of diabetes mellitus, where physicians advise against the use of sugar.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value | Harry Snyder
Scientific definitions for diabetes mellitus
A metabolic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood, caused by an inherited inability to produce insulin (Type 1) or an acquired resistance to insulin (Type 2). Type 1 diabetes, which typically appears in childhood or adolescence, is marked by excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss and requires treatment with insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes appears during adulthood, usually in overweight or elderly individuals, and is treated with oral medication or insulin. People with either type of diabetes benefit from dietary restriction of sugars and other carbohydrates. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels increase the risk for long-term medical complications including peripheral nerve disease, retinal damage, kidney disease, and progressive atherosclerosis caused by damage to endothelial cells in blood vessels, leading to coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.
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Cultural definitions for diabetes mellitus
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