from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
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- noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
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