Adult-Onset Diabetes Mellitus

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.