National guidelines at a glance: type 2 diabetes mellitus

  • Nadine Butler
Keywords: national guidelines, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic conditions characterised by raised blood glucose levels caused by inadequate insulin secretion, reduced insulin action, or both. Type 1 diabetes was formerly known as insulindependent diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes (the focus of this article) as non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85-95% of all diabetes cases.