latent diabetes

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Noun1.latent diabetes - a mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures
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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These include: a non-specific reaction to acute stress and tissue injury with the associated autonomic, hormonal and metabolic alterations; uncovering of underlying latent diabetes by the acute stroke; increased secretion of growth hormone; and irritation of the glucose regulatory centers in the hypothalamus and brain stem by blood-laden cerebrospinal fluid or local ischemia2.
Thus HbA1c levels can be used to diagnose latent diabetes and differentiate it from stress hyperglycemia.
At times, hyperthyroidism may unmask latent diabetes and incite ketoacidosis.