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diabetes mel·li·tus

n :  a variable disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors and usu. characterized by inadequate secretion or utilization of insulin, by excessive urine production, by excessive amounts of sugar in the blood and urine, and by thirst, hunger, and loss of weight - see INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS  .
 
 

 
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