Definitions for "Adult-onset Diabetes"
Former term for non insulin-dependant or type 2 diabetes.
A term no longer used. Considered synonymous to type 2 diabetes, yet the increased epidemic in obesity has lead to an increase in type 2 diabetes in children. Therefore the term is no longer considered valid. "Non insulin dependant diabetes" is also considered an incorrect phrase in describing type 2 diabetes, as patients with this type of diabetes may at some point require insulin.
mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin