Definition of “diabetes” - English Dictionary

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“diabetes” in English

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diabetesnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdaɪ.əˈbiː.tiːz/ us /ˌdaɪ.əˈbiː.t̬əs/

Examples from literature

  • Being too heavy can cause health problems, such as diabetes. 
  • Doctors say that drinking only one soft drink a day makes it twice as possible that a person will get diabetes. 
  • Fortunately, for most people, healthy eating and enough exercise will stop type 2 diabetes. 
  • In the past, very few people had type 2 diabetes. 
  • In type 1 diabetes, the body cannot use its own glucose, or blood sugar. 
  • People with diabetes should not eat foods with sugar. 
  • The biggest problem with eating too much sugar may be that it can cause a disease called type 2 diabetes. 
  • Type 1 diabetes is natural – a person is born with it. 
  • Type 2 diabetes can be caused by eating badly for a long time. 
  • Bread made from almonds thus baked and pulverized, is considered an excellent food for persons suffering with diabetes. 
  • He was afflicted with diabetes, and dreamed that he was cured by drinking the water of this spring. 
  • People suffering from diabetes require a peculiar preparation of their food. 
  • Still other forms of alcoholic disease of the liver are produced, one being the excessive formation of sugar, constituting what is known as a form of diabetes. 
  • The presence of grape sugar or glucose indicates the disease known as diabetes. 

(Definition of “diabetes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“diabetes” in American English

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diabetesnoun [ U ]

us /ˌdɑɪ·əˈbi·t̬ɪs, -tiz/

a disease in which the body cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood

(Definition of “diabetes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)