Definition of Tropical diabetes
Tropical diabetes: Diabetes mellitus associated with chronic malnutrition and, sometimes, chronic pancreatitis. Whether tropical diabetes exists as a distinct entity is under debate. While malnutrition may influence the expression of diabetes, the evidence that diabetes can be directly caused by protein deficiency is not convincing. Also called malnutrition-related diabetes.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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