Medical Dictionary: IDDM

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IDDM: Another name for Type 1 diabetes.
IDDM (condition): Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
IDDM (condition): Type 1 diabetes (also called "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" or "juvenile diabetes") is the severe insulin-requiring form of diabetes. It usually affects teens and young under-30 adults, but can affect infants or children. Type 1 diabetes is far less common than Type 2 diabetes, which typically affects older over-40 patients (though younger overweight patients with Type 2 diabetes are now more common).

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are usually quite severe, and rapidly arise over weeks or months. Common symptoms include thirst, excessive urination, hunger, weight loss, irritability and various other symptoms.

IDDM: Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, taking aspirin daily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.1

More information on medical condition: Type 1 diabetes:

IDDM (symptom): Type of Diabetes-like symptoms.

More information on symptom: Diabetes-like symptoms:

1. excerpt from Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: NIDDK

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