A classification of genetic diabetes mellitus based on abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism is given below. Progression or regression from one stage to the next may never occur, may proceed slowly over many years or may be very rapid. This classification does not consider the presence or absence of vascular disease, for patients with minimal glucose intolerance or even normal tolerance may have angiopathy.
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Classification of Genetic Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes 1 July 1967; 16 (7): 540. https://doi.org/10.2337/diab.16.7.540
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