non·​di·​a·​bet·​ic ˌnän-ˌdī-ə-ˈbe-tik How to pronounce nondiabetic (audio)
: not affected with diabetes : not diabetic
nondiabetic patients
also : not related to or caused by diabetes
nondiabetic kidney disease
nondiabetic noun
differences in blood sugar levels of diabetic patients and nondiabetics

Examples of nondiabetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is appropriate for symptoms whether a person is diabetic or nondiabetic. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 As the market for new weight loss drugs soars, people with diabetes pay the price These are not medications to be taken by nondiabetic people who do not have obesity. Katia Hetter, CNN, 5 May 2023 According to a more recent study, the drug could also help nondiabetic individuals lose weight as well: Subjects who received the drug reported losing three times more weight over a six-month period than those who received a placebo. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 The levels of killer T cells in the bloodstream were remarkably similar across all three groups, including the nondiabetic people. Stephani Sutherland, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2021 For example, a six-year study of the generic diabetes drug metformin in 3,000 older nondiabetic adults will likely begin this year, notes Barzilai of the Institute for Aging Research. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 July 2019 Researchers tested this by transferring microbes from a diabetic mouse to a nondiabetic mouse. Ilene Raymond Rush,, 1 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondiabetic was in 1894

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“Nondiabetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
non·​di·​a·​bet·​ic -ˌdī-ə-ˈbet-ik How to pronounce nondiabetic (audio)
: not affected with diabetes
nondiabetic persons


2 of 2 noun
: an individual not affected with diabetes
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