One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood.See also diabetes insipidus
- ‘It also focuses on major health issues like heart disease, asthma and diabetes.’
- ‘People with excess body fat have a greater risk for such illnesses as diabetes and hypertension.’
- ‘Certain diseases, such as diabetes, can cause a cataract to occur at an earlier age than normal.’
- ‘Exercise does not just lower our chances of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.’
- ‘People with chronic diseases like diabetes should get greater support in the community and at home.’
- ‘His brother died of scarlet fever, many other villagers succumbed to asthma and diabetes.’
- ‘The prevalence of diabetes in India is likely to go on increasing and to constitute a major health burden.’
- ‘The first woman was obese, had diabetes, and was diagnosed as having liver cirrhosis.’
- ‘Members suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.’
- ‘The main cause of death in our cohort with diabetes was ischaemic heart disease.’
- ‘Rarely, diabetes can be caused by a disease of the pancreas called pancreatitis.’
- ‘Her mother died four days later, with pneumonia and diabetes as the cause of death.’
- ‘John had lived with diabetes for 15 years and had a longer history of hypertension.’
- ‘He had also completely lost his sight because of the ravages of many years of poorly controlled diabetes.’
- ‘Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.’
- ‘People with type 1 diabetes should carry glucose gel or some sugary food with them at all times.’
- ‘It's not just diabetes and heart disease that threaten to overwhelm us if we continue to eat a high fat diet.’
- ‘The fetal environment seems to have a strong influence on risk of type 1 diabetes in the child.’
- ‘Only in this way will the epidemic of diabetes witnessed in south Asians be arrested and reversed.’
- ‘I note that Dr. Penney, in 1983, was aware that some women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy.’
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, literally ‘siphon’, from diabainein ‘go through’; mellitus is from Latin mellitus ‘sweet’.
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