Is type 2 diabetes a category error?

The Lancet: June 1, 2013

Type 2 diabetes is a disease in search of a definition. It has no hallmark clinical features, is generally diagnosed by default (no other cause for diabetes being evident), has very heterogeneous pathophysiological features, and varies widely between populations in clinical presentation and consequences. Despite this obvious heterogeneity, laboratory and clinical research is typically done as if type 2 diabetes were one disease entity with uniform characteristics, thus assuming standard causal m …  Read more