Diagnostic criteria and classification of diabetes

James P. Leu, Joel Zonszein

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Diabetes mellitus is a group of diverse metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia and distinctive complications that include premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and small vessel disease manifested as retinopathy with potential loss of vision; nephropathy leading to renal failure; and peripheral neuropathy with a high risk of foot ulcers and amputations. In the past, the classification of diabetes mellitus was based on clinical findings such as age of onset, so-called juvenile- or adult-onset diabetes, or treatment modalities, such as insulin-dependent versus non-insulin-dependent diabetes. In 1979 the National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) in conjunction with World Health Organization (WHO) revised and published new and unified criteria for the classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Diabetes Mellitus
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387098401
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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