mature-onset diabetes


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ma·ture-on·set diabetes

(mə-tyo͝or′ŏn′sĕt′, -ôn′, -to͝or′-, -cho͝or′-)
n.
Type 2 diabetes.
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Noun1.mature-onset diabetes - mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adultsmature-onset diabetes - 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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Mature-onset diabetes becomes more common as people get older, largely due to being overweight.
Cranmer of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, dioxin exposures may boost the risk of mature-onset diabetes. If such exposures trigger the disease at a younger age, or in response to a smaller weight gain, they could have "calamitous" consequences for health care costs, she notes, and diminish the quality of life for increasing numbers of people.
The Ombudsman says Ms J was diagnosed incorrectly as suffering from mature-onset diabetes in youth in 1996.