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profileDiabetes Mellitus, Type 2

"Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 3324 publications over 35 distinct years, with a maximum of 290 publications in 2012 and 2013
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