TYPES OF THE DIABETES MELLITUS

 

 

There are four types of Diabetes mellitus. Click to read about them

 

OTHER SPECIFIC TYPES OF DIABETES:

Diabetes mellitus of various known reasons is included in this type. It includes:

  • Diabetes may develop in persons with genetic defects such as Down Syndrome, Klinefelter’s syndrome, Turner’s Syndrome, etc.
  • Persons with endocrinopathies such as Acromegaly, Cushing’s syndrome, Hyperthyroidism, may develop diabetes.
  • Persons with pancreatic dysfunction caused by drugs like Phenytoin, Nicotinic acid, Diaz oxide, may also develop diabetes.
  • Malnutrition may also lead to diabetes and it is common in young malnourished individuals in developing countries.

It is also seen during natal and early childhood.