DIABETIC ENTEROPATHY

A complication of diabetes mellitus marked by fecal incontinence at night. See gastric neuropathy.

BRATTLEBORO RAT

Rat with a mutated gene that causes diabetes.

BLOOD SUGAR

n. the concentration of glucose in the blood, expressed in milligrams per deciliter. Insulin and glucagon are two pancreatic horrmones which help regulate...

DIABETIC GASTROPATHY

Stomach disorder due to the effects of diabetes on the autonomic nervous system. See gastric neuropathy.

OBESITY

noun. a state of having leftover body fat resulting in being overweight, widely defined with regard to absolute weight, weight-height ratio, dispersion of subcutaneous...

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (PWS|

a congenital disorder characterized by cognitive retardation, short height, hypogonadism, insensitivity to pain, hypotonia, obesity, and short feet and hands. It is inflicted...

DIABETES INSIPIDUS

Metabolic disorder showing excessive thirst and increased urination without the presence of sugar in the urine. See nephrogenic diabetes insipudus.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

A deterioration of the retina seen in people with diabetes mellitus.

FETUS AT RISK (FAR)

A baby with significant risk factors for a disability or illness from parental and familial influences. A baby from diabetic parents will have a...

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated...

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