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Classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

K. George M.M. Alberti and Paul Zimmet

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.1304

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases of multiple aetiologies characterized by hyperglycaemia together with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The chronic hyperglycaemia of diabetes is associated with microvascular damage affecting, particularly, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, together with an increased risk of macrovascular disease (1).

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