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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(and reported in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, 9/16/99), demonstrated the benefits of a 30-minute daily soak in a hot tub for people suffering from Type 2, or adult-onset diabetes mellitus. Although the test was small (just eight diabetic volunteers), the results were positive.
A study published in the May 3, 2001, New England Journal of Medicine appears to prove what health experts have long preached--in predisposed individuals, exercise combined with a healthy diet can prevent adult-onset diabetes mellitus (i.e., Type 2 diabetes).
(8.) Leibson CL, O'Brien PC, Atkinson E, Palumbo PJ, Melton W lilt Relative contributions of incidence and survival to increasing prevalence of adult-onset diabetes mellitus: a population-based study.

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