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English definition of “diabetes”

diabetes

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/
a serious medical condition in which your body cannot control the level of sugar in your bloodDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
diabetic
 
 
/ˌdaɪəˈbetɪk/ adjective
diabetic
 
 
/ˌdaɪəˈbetɪk/ noun [C]
someone who has diabetesDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of diabetes from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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