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DIABETES MELLITUS

Posted May 07 2009 9:22pm
Definition:
Is a multifactorial disorder caused by diminished insulin action due to its decreased availability or effectiveness in varying combinations.
Types of diabetes:
(based on aetiology)
Type 1: immune mediated or idiopathic
Type 2: insulin resistance /insulin deficiency
Type 3: genetic syndromes
drug induced
hormonal
malnutrition related etc.
Type 4: gestational diabetes
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