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- failure of the body to produce insulin, which controls sugar metabolism; has a complex genetic basis influenced by environmental factors.
- an abnormal condition marked by sugar excretion in urine and high blood glucose levels caused by an insufficiency of insulin
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- A disease associated with the absence or reduced levels of insulin, a hormone essential for the transport of glucose to cells.
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