Diabetes - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz|  American pronunciation of the word diabetes
Brit.  |dʌɪəˈbiːtiːz|  British pronunciation of the word diabetes

noun

- a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

Examples

The clinic is offering free screening for diabetes.

My demon is diabetes.

He recommends screening pregnant women for diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious but controllable disease.

The treatment of diabetes reached a significant milestone in the 1970s.

There is no miracle cure for diabetes.

Diabetes predisposes patients to infections.

Diabetes appears to run in families.

It is now possible to screen babies for diabetes.

Common symptoms of diabetes are weight loss and fatigue.

Researchers believe that the tendency for diabetes is present at birth.

They tested her for diabetes.

increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases

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