Diabetes mellitus type 2
Patients may initially present with symptoms of hyperglycemia such as blurred vision, vulvovaginitis, pruritus, and peripheral neuropathy, as well as recurrent yeast infections. If insulin deficiency is more severe, fatigue / weakness, polyuria, polydipsia, and sometimes weight loss may present as symptoms. Diabetic ketoacidosis is rare. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic until chronic complications of diabetes develop. Prior to the initial diagnosis, all patients develop impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose.
T2DM is commonly associated with obesity, including childhood obesity, increased waist circumference, cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, adult blindness, and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations, among other problems.
T2DM has a strong genetic component and tends to disproportionately affect older populations, individuals with a high body mass index (BMI), and individuals of African, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian descent.
For more information, see OMIM.
Related topics: Diabetes mellitus type 1, Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic dermopathy, Diabetic nephropathy, Diabetic neuropathy, Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome, Neurogenic ulcer, Bullosis diabeticorum
E11.9 – Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications
44054006 – Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- MODY - maturity onset diabetes of the young, also known as monogenic diabetes
- Hormonal tumors and secondary hyperglycemia (pheochromocytoma, Cushing syndrome, acromegaly, glucagonoma)
- Secondary hyperglycemia due to glucocorticoid use
- Addison disease
- Graves disease
- Hashimoto thyroiditis
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Thiazide diuretics, phenytoin leading to reduced insulin secretion
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Alcohol use disorder
Last Updated: 10/18/2018