type 2 diabetes

or type II diabetes


noun

a mild, sometimes asymptomatic form of diabetes mellitus characterized by diminished tissue sensitivity to insulin and sometimes by impaired beta cell function, exacerbated by obesity and often treatable by diet and exercise.

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Also called non-in·su·lin-de·pend·ent di·a·be·tes [non-in-suh-lin-di-pen-duhnt, -ins-yuh-], /nɒnˈɪn sə lɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt, -ˈɪns yə-/, a·dult-on·set di·a·be·tes, ma·tu·ri·ty-on·set di·a·be·tes [muh-choor-i-tee -on-set, -awn-, -toor-, -tyoor-, -chur-] /məˈtʃʊər ɪ ti ˈɒnˌsɛt, -ˈɔn-, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-/ .
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Medical definitions for type 2 diabetes

type 2 diabetes

n.

diabetes mellitus
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