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