type_ii_diabetes
1. [ noun ] (medicine,genetics) 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
Synonyms: adult-onset_diabetes adult-onset_diabetes_mellitus ketoacidosis-resistant_diabetes ketoacidosis-resistant_diabetes_mellitus ketosis-resistant_diabetes ketosis-resistant_diabetes_mellitus mature-onset_diabetes maturity-onset_diabetes maturity-onset_diabetes_mellitus niddm non-insulin-dependent_diabetes non-insulin-dependent_diabetes_mellitus nonketoacidosis_prone
Related terms: diabetes_mellitus
Similar spelling:   Type_I_diabetes