Meaning of non-insulin-dependent in English:

non-insulin-dependent

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to or denoting a type of diabetes in which there is some insulin secretion. Such diabetes typically develops in adulthood and can frequently be managed by diet and hypoglycaemic agents.

    ‘Women ages 55 to 69 who exercise most days of the week are 50 percent less likely to develop non-insulin-dependent diabetes, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.’
    • ‘Type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes) is different from type 1 diabetes.’
    • ‘This benefit was observed in both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetics.’
    • ‘The patients in the study suffered from non-insulin-dependent diabetes, a condition where some, but not enough insulin is produced by the pancreas.’
    • ‘Type two, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, usually occurs in adults after the age of 40 and is extremely common in old age.’