Definitions for "DIABETES MELLITUS"
A chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism due to a disturbance of the normal insulin mechanism.
A disease in which the body is unable to use and store glucose normally because of a decrease or lack of insulin production. Diabetes mellitus is usually inherited, but it may be caused by any process that destroys the pancreas (usually the beta cells) or alters the effectiveness of the receptor site on the cell membrane.
A disorder of carbohydrate metabolism resulting from insulin deficiency. Characterized by high blood sugar levels that result in weakness, frequent urination and increased thirst and hunger.
infants of diabetic mothers have an overall incidence of major malformations is 6% to 9%. The incidence of holoprosencephaly in infants born to a diabetic mother is about 1%, a 200 times increase in risk relative to the general population. No definite phenotype for diabetic embryopathy exists. Defects of heart, CNS (esp. neural tube defects), kidneys, and skeleton predominate. Caudal regression, a rare malformation, are several hundred folds more common in infants born to a diabetic mother.
a major health problem associated with excess morbidity and mortality
disorder that prevents the body from converting digested food into the energy needed for daily activities.
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The medical term for diabetes.