VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

a complication of diabetes mellitus characterized by bleeding inside the eyeball as a result of the rupture of retinal capillaries.

DIABETIC ENTEROPATHY

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

LIPODYSTROPHY

is an umbrella term used for any inability to regulate the process of lipid metabolism. Whilst lipodystrophy can occur in those considered mentally sane,...

OCULOMOTOR PALSY

paralyzing of any of the extrinsic ocular muscles. This might be a consequence of injury to the muscle itself, the motor end plate, or...

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...

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...

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.

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...

GASTRIC NEUROPATHY

term that describes a form of diabetic gastropathy that is marked by delayed emptying of the stomach and irregular food absorption.

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