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Used to refer to a form of diabetes which typically develops in later life and is associated with being obese.‘regular exercise helps prevent diabesity’
- ‘Haslam responded by saying that obesity is a 'multi-factorial condition', but the link between diabetes and obesity is very strong, so much so that some refer to the two as 'diabesity'.’
- ‘The concept of "diabesity" has changed some doctors' attitudes in the diabetes field.’
- ‘Obesity and diabetes are now so widespread in our country that they have spawned a new word - "diabesity."’
- ‘The employees...will participate in service opportunities designed to combat Indiana's diabesity problem.’
- ‘The close association between diabetes and obesity has given rise to the term diabesity.’
- ‘Physical activity and non-clinical weight management programs can compensate for our bad genes and prevent diabesity.’
1980s: blend of diabetes and obesity.
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