juvenile diabetes

noun

Examples of juvenile diabetes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the age of 13, he got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (aka juvenile diabetes). Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star, 21 Jan. 2024 Type 1 diabetes primarily affects kids—in fact, the condition used to be called juvenile diabetes—and every 35 in 10,000 people under the age of 20 have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Korin Miller, SELF, 8 Nov. 2023 While the state does not collect juvenile diabetes statistics on a county level, residents of the Black Belt have traditionally had some of the highest rates of diabetes in the country due to a combination of factors, including genetics and living in an economically underdeveloped region. al, 20 Sep. 2022 Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is the most severe form of the disease, and about 5% of people who have diabetes have type 1, according to DRIF, whose mission is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes. Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Nov. 2021 In just one example, it was thought that if stem cells could be made to produce healthy pancreatic cells, juvenile diabetes might be cured. John Johnson Jr., Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 Lashansky said she is believed to be one of the oldest people in the world living with Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes because it is diagnosed most often in children. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2022 For reasons still unclear, cells of the immune system mistakenly turn against healthy tissues such as insulin-making pancreatic beta cells (causing juvenile diabetes) or the fatty sheaths that protect nerves (multiple sclerosis). Jessica Snyder Sachs, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2012 Kuczka was a mother of five, a grandmother of seven and a bike rider who participated in an annual charity event to raise money for juvenile diabetes, which her son has, according to her profile on the high school’s website. Mirna Alsharif, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of juvenile diabetes was in 1951

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“Juvenile diabetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenile%20diabetes. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

juvenile diabetes

noun
variants also juvenile-onset diabetes
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