Definition of diabetes
: any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially : diabetes mellitus
Recent Examples of diabetes from the Web
The associated risks to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are replete in scientific research.
Dr. Willett, of Harvard, said trans fats had also been implicated in diabetes.
By comparison, Type 1 diabetes is a natural inability to produce insulin.
There are many health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, cognitive decline and osteoporosis that can affect hearing loss.
A huge increase in obesity and diabetes, not only in adults but also in children.
Well, keep in mind that insufficient sleep is associated with a whole host of issues including raising the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as a reduction in memory, attention and processing abilities.
The 60,000-square-foot medical office and lab complex will house specialists in cardiology, urology, orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology and diabetes.
These seasonal changes could provide insight into inflammatory diseases like hypertension, and autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes.
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Origin and Etymology of diabetes
Latin, from Greek diabētēs diabetes insipidus, from diabainein to walk with the legs apart, cross over
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
DIABETES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diabetes for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease in which the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in your blood because it does not have enough insulin
DIABETES Defined for Kids
Definition of diabetes for Students
: a disease in which too little or no insulin is produced or insulin is produced but cannot be used normally resulting in high levels of sugar in the blood
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