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insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Definitions of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  1. noun
    severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
    synonyms: IDDM, autoimmune diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, type I diabetes
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    type of:
    DM, diabetes mellitus
    diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
    autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder
    any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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