an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbe-tik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio)
: tending to relieve diabetes
drugs with antidiabetic properties
antidiabetic noun
oral antidiabetics

Examples of antidiabetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While cinnamon also has an antidiabetic effect, ginger has been proven to kill viruses. Anna Bader, Glamour, 1 Feb. 2024 New research, published earlier this month in JAMA Oncology, analyzed the electronic health records of more than 1.2 million patients who were given antidiabetic agents from 2005–2019. Cathy Cassata, Health, 14 Dec. 2023 This medicine is an antidiabetic treatment for those living with type 2 diabetes. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 Additionally, one review said this fuzzy fruit has other benefits like anti-cancer, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties.14 5. Christine Mattheis, Health, 19 Aug. 2023 Not necessarily the drug itself—which is one of a family of brand-name versions of the antidiabetic medication semaglutide and was approved by the FDA in 2021, under the brand name Wegovy, for the purpose of weight management in adults with obesity who had at least one comorbidity. Emma Specter, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2023 The ripe fruits of the European black elderberry, Sambucus nigra, are known to have antiviral, antibacterial and antidiabetic properties (Plants, March 10, 2022). Joe and Teresa Graedon, oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2023 People who put in average weights on the online intake forms were still offered the antidiabetic drug, Narang told CNN. Annette Choi, CNN, 17 Mar. 2023 Inthis 2013 study, researchers found taking 500mg to 5,000mg of bitter melon per day could lead to antidiabetic effects – including support for blood sugar. Brian Robinson, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antidiabetic was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Antidiabetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic -ˌdī-ə-ˈbet-ik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio)
: an antidiabetic drug


2 of 2 adjective
: tending to relieve diabetes
antidiabetic drugs
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