Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

Laura Webb Lamps, MD

The islet to the left is unremarkable, while the islet to the right shows small nodules of amyloid image. There is also fatty infiltration of the pancreas.

Dense nodules of amyloid are seen within an islet in this case of type 2 diabetes.



  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)


  • Heterogeneous group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia

    • Result of defects in insulin secretion, insulin activity, or both

  • General classification

    • Type 1

      • Absolute insulin deficiency

    • Type 2

      • Insulin resistance and inadequate secretion resulting in relative insulin deficiency


Unknown and Multifactorial

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Diabetes Mellitus
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