1. [ noun ] (medicine,genetics,immunology) severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
Synonyms: Type_I_diabetes juvenile_diabetes autoimmune_diabetes growth-onset_diabetes iddm insulin-dependent_diabetes_mellitus ketoacidosis-prone_diabetes ketosis-prone_diabetes ketoacidosis_prone_diabetes
Related terms: diabetes_mellitus autoimmune_disease ketoacidosis