adult-onset diabetes mellitus


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Related to adult-onset diabetes mellitus: Diabetes mellitus type 2
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Noun1.adult-onset diabetes mellitus - mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adultsadult-onset diabetes mellitus - 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
diabetes mellitus, DM - diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria; "when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
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Nearly one million percutaneous peripheral procedures are now being performed annually in the United States, and the growth rate is accelerating due to improved diagnosis and the increasing incidence of important risk factors, such as adult-onset diabetes mellitus.

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