Diabetes mellitus type 2

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Metabolic disease in which glucose builds up in the blood as consequence of insulin deficiency or resistance of the body cells to the action of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that takes glucose from the blood into the body cells so that they can use it for energy. Diabetes mellitus type 2 as opposed to diabetes mellitus type 1 is non-insulin dependent, since the insulin deficiency is not absolute.