juvenile-onset diabetes


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juvenile-onset diabetes

[′jü·vən·əl ¦ȯn‚set ‚dī·ə′bēd·ēz]
(medicine)
A form of diabetes mellitus which develops early in life and presents much more severe symptoms than the more common maturity-onset diabetes.
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It may be especially useful for patients with juvenile-onset diabetes, who must begin injecting insulin as pre-teens.
Type I is also called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and juvenile-onset diabetes. With this type, the body produces little or no insulin.
Type 1 diabetes, once called "juvenile-onset diabetes," is an autoimmune disorder involving the insulin producing cells of the pancreas.

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