DIABETES MELLITUS

Metabolic disorder caused by the ineffective production of insulin.

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...

DETACHED RETINA

The separationof the inner layer of the retina from the outer pigment layer. Also called retinal detachment. See diabetic retinopathy.

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...

DIABETIC GASTROPATHY

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

ACETONE

noun. a drab, gaseous fluid with a sugary scent that develops when large sums pool in the blood and liquid waste of individuals with...

SOHVAL-SOFFER SYNDROME

a rare and possibly hereditary disease with mental retardation and testicular deficiency, skeletal anomalies and diabetes mellitus. It was reported in 1953 by Arthur...

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 ENTEROPATHY

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

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

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

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