diabetes

noun
di·a·be·tes | \ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz, -ˈbē-təs \

Definition of diabetes 

: any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine especially : diabetes mellitus

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Late last year, the comedian was booed off stage at a juvenile diabetes event in Denver over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd, The New York Post reported. Fox News, "George Lopez uses water bottle to pretend to urinate on Trump's star in Hollywood," 12 July 2018 Franciscan Health-Crown Point offers an ongoing series of diabetes classes from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Burrell classrooms at the hospital, 1201 S. Main St., Crown Point. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018 If that was the case for diabetes or heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, there would be a huge hullaballoo. Patrick Skerrett, STAT, "Hey, doctors: Why aren’t you stepping up to treat people with opioid addiction?," 5 July 2018 Kobuk, a search and rescue German shepherd, led rescuers to Ruth Brennan, a 77-year-old woman with diabetes and dementia who was lost for two nights without food, water or her medications. Grant Suneson And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 25 most heroic dogs in America," 5 July 2018 Ansel Johnson is laser-focused on combating diabetes. Francine Knowles, Daily Southtown, "Knowles: Southland optometrist focuses on fighting diabetes," 3 July 2018 According to the American Diabetes Association, 4,110 Americans are diagnosed every day with diabetes. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida Department of Health reschedules free diabetes classes in Lake," 3 July 2018 This can also be a side effect for some anti-inflammatories (pain killers), antihistamines (allergy medications), antibiotics, diuretics, as well as some drugs taken for acne, fungal infections, heart problems, and diabetes. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meds leave mentally ill vulnerable during rising temps, so take care with the Milwaukee-area heat wave," 29 June 2018 Researchers found a substantial reduction in the blood-sugar marker HbA1c that is used to diagnose diabetes. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes, Study Shows," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of diabetes

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diabetes

Latin, from Greek diabētēs diabetes insipidus, from diabainein to walk with the legs apart, cross over

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diabetes

noun

English Language Learners Definition of diabetes

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

noun
di·a·be·tes | \ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz, -ˈbē-təs\

Kids Definition of diabetes

: 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

diabetes

noun
di·a·be·tes | \ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz, -ˈbēt-əs \
plural diabetes

Medical Definition of diabetes 

: any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine especially : diabetes mellitus

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