diabetes

noun
di·​a·​be·​tes | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz How to pronounce diabetes (audio) , -ˈbē-təs How to pronounce diabetes (audio) \

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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People who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "National Senior Health & Fitness Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 30 May 2018 These rare cases can be caused by a ton of different issues, including uterine abnormalities, hormone issues, or underlying conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes. Emily Wang, SELF, "Carrie Underwood Reveals She Had 3 Miscarriages in the Past 2 Years: ‘I Got Mad’," 17 Sep. 2018 The company paid the full cost for 560,000 meals to be delivered to more than 2,100 of its members with various conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure. Phil Galewitz, Washington Post, "Rx: Zucchini, Brown Rice, Turkey Soup. Medicaid Plan Offers Food As Medicine.," 25 June 2018 The company paid the full cost for 560,000 meals to be delivered to more than 2,100 of its members with various conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and kidney failure. Phil Galewitz, Philly.com, "The Philly health care plan that offers food as medicine," 22 June 2018 The presence of a high visceral fat level has been linked to common diseases, such as type-two diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer. Nicole Aimone, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DXA scanners offer patients a more complete look at bone, fat and muscle mass, especially for weight loss," 20 June 2018 Inflammation can lead to a range of other issues such as diabetes, heart disease and dimensia, O’Keefe told TIME — and just one little glass of wine can potentially help reduce those risks! 4. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "5 Ways Wine Can Be Good for Your Health," 25 May 2018 Causes include bladder infections, things that cause large volumes of urine such as diabetes, and emotional stress or trauma in a child’s life such as a family divorce, bullying at school or the loss of a beloved pet. Wendy Glaberson, M.d., miamiherald, "What can I do about my child's bedwetting? | Miami Herald," 10 Apr. 2018 This, in turn, leads to a sharp increase in the likelihood of becoming obese and having a chronic health condition such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the Indiana Healthy Food Access Coalition. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Panel: Experts work on reducing food insecurity in communities," 23 Feb. 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 How to pronounce diabetes (audio) , -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 How to pronounce diabetes (audio) , -ˈbēt-əs How to pronounce diabetes (audio) \
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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