Gone are the days when patients were classified as type 1, type 2 diabetes and others. With Increasing understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus, diabetes is now understood to be a 'spectrum that unifies the disease rather than "buckets" which divides it. In this didactic talk we are going to discuss the unifying theory for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes, newer classification and subclassifications of diabetes based on the clinical clues that tell us about the underlying pathophysiology. For those who are dealing with patients with diabetes mellitus on day to day basis this lecture will prove to be very useful for better management of patients.
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