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Noun: ketoacidosis-prone diabetes
  1. Severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
    - type I diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM, juvenile-onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, autoimmune diabetes

Type of: autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder, diabetes mellitus, DM, sugar diabetes