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Definition of 'growth-onset diabetes'


  1. severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
       Synonyms: type I diabetes insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus IDDM juvenile-onset diabetes juvenile diabetes ketosis-prone diabetes ketoacidosis-prone diabetes autoimmune diabetes

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