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
Under the ACA, the report found more black women were able to access to health care, including preventive screenings and treatment for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, HIV and hypertension.
Diabetes: Keeping the condition at bay Prediabetes—higher-than-normal blood sugar—increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Nayef, who was sidelined by Wednesday’s decision, is 57, and suffers from diabetes as well as the effects of an assassination attempt in 2009.
And, when pregnant with her son, Saint, Kardashian was at risk of developing diabetes and gave birth several weeks early.
Youth Ambassadors have a positive outlook on life and diabetes, and also represent JDRF at various local events.
Most adult clinic patients have either diabetes or hypertension, Lamoureux said.
Globally, about 4 million deaths were attributed to being overweight or obese in 2014, from causes like heart disease and diabetes.
For example, Schreiner said, patients with both depression and diabetes could be treated for both issues by providers with shared access to health records and the ability to coordinate care more closely.
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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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