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Diabetes Mellitus 

Diabetes Mellitus
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Diabetes Mellitus
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Ekta Kapoor

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10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0013
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date: 19 October 2019

Diabetes mellitus, characterized by increased levels of plasma glucose (fasting or postprandial or both), is the most common metabolic disorder, affecting approximately 10% of the US population. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is caused by autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreatic islets, resulting in an absolute insulin deficiency. About 10% of diabetic patients have T1D. It usually occurs in children or lean young adults, but T1D can develop at any age.

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