When people have 20 percent (or more) extra body fat for their age,
height, sex, and bone structure. Fat works against the action of insulin.
Extra body fat is thought to be a risk factor for diabetes.
(Obese-obese mouse) A variety of mouse that tends to be fat, and
diabetic. A model for research on NIDDM.
A doctor who sees and gives care to pregnant women and delivers babies.
glucose tolerance test.
A doctor who sees and treats people with eye problems or diseases.
Eye disease. There are several disorders that can affect vision in
people with diabetes; the most severe is diabetic
A person professionally trained to test the eyes and to detect and treat
eye problems and some diseases by prescribing and adapting corrective lenses
and other optical aids and by suggesting eye exercise programs.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
A test to see if a person has diabetes.
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
Pills or capsules that people take to lower the level of glucose in the
blood. The pills work for some people with Type 2 diabetes
if their pancreas still makes some insulin. They can help the body in
several ways such as causing the cells in the pancreas to release more
Diabetes in the person who shows clear signs of the disease such as a
great thirst and the need to urinate often.