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Former Names of Diabetes Types

In 1997, two organizations recommended a universal adoption of simplified terminology to move away from basing the names of the two main types on treatment or age at onset.
Former Names
Preferred Names
Type I
juvenile diabetes
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Type II
adult-onset diabetes
non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
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