adult-onset diabetes


adult-on·​set diabetes ə-ˈdəlt-ˈän-ˌset- How to pronounce adult-onset diabetes (audio)

Examples of adult-onset diabetes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the vast majority of cases, Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed by age 10, while adult-onset diabetes is almost exclusively Type 2. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 22 Oct. 2022 Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset diabetes, accounts for 90% to 95% of all diabetes cases. Annie Mattea, Journal Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2022 Type 2 diabetes was once known as adult-onset diabetes. Anahad O’Connor, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adult-onset diabetes was in 1975

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“Adult-onset diabetes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

adult-onset diabetes

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