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Iddm --> insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

a chronic condition in which the pancreas makes little or no insulin because the beta cells have been destroyed. The body is then not able to use the glucose (blood sugar) for energy. Iddm usually comes on abruptly, although the damage to the beta cells may begin much earlier. The signs of iddm are a great thirst, hunger, a need to urinate often, and loss of weight. To treat the disease, the person must inject insulin, follow a diet plan, exercise daily, and test blood glucose several times a day. Iddm usually occurs in children and adults who are under age 30. This type of diabetes used to be known as juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, and ketosis-prone diabetes.

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... the standard drugs use insulin... and so they are 'insulin-dependent' but have type 2 (or 'insulin in dependent') diabetes... which ruins the old IDDM and NIDDM definitions... i know it's a bit pedantic... but that's how things are...

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by Revenged
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: diabetes
Replies: 5
Views: 3829


Are beta cell transplants only for Type 1[Type 1 or insulin—dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)]? This is in doubt. Although those with Type 1 diabetes (where beta cells are destroyed) are the most obvious to benefit from these transplants, there may be hope for Type2 ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: diabeties
Replies: 27
Views: 28242

Diabetes and Bright's disease

There're two kinds of diabetes melitus (as far as I know) which are type I and II. Type I is IDDM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Melitus) which is a kind of autoimmune dissease. Type II is kinda DM which the cell receptors for insulin in not working..so, they do not store ...

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by victor
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Diabetes and Bright's disease
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

pancreatic isslets transplant

So far, the IDDM patients must supply themselves with insulin injection every few hours. That's pity. I saw a seven-year-old boy sitting alone on the bench of the corner of the room to inject himself with insulin pack awwawawawaa ...

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: pancreatic isslets transplant
Replies: 10
Views: 5292

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