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NIDDM: abbreviation of: Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
More information on medical condition: Type 2 diabetes:
NIDDM: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
Source: Diseases Database
See also the following medical terms:
NIDDM: Another name for Type 2 diabetes.
NIDDM (symptom): See NIDDM (symptom information).
More information on symptom: NIDDM:
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