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Glossary: diabetes mellitus, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

diabetes mellitus

(dy-uh-BEE-teez MEH-lih-tus)

A disease in which the body does not control the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood and the kidneys make a large amount of urine. This disease occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it the way it should.

2009-01-07