Update on Diabetes Classification.
Med Clin North Am. 2015 Jan;99(1):1-16
Authors: Thomas CC, Philipson LH
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The goal in diagnosing diabetes mellitus is to identify those with significantly increased premature mortality and increased risk of microvascular and cardiovascular complications. This brief review shows the evolving nature of the classification of diabetes mellitus. No classification scheme is ideal, and all have some overlap and inconsistencies. Diabetes mellitus classification will continue to evolve as we work to fully understand the pathogenesis of the major forms.
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