Diabetic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəˈbetɪk|  American pronunciation of the word diabetic
Brit.  |dʌɪəˈbɛtɪk|  British pronunciation of the word diabetic

noun

- someone who has diabetes

adjective

- suffering from diabetes

Examples

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Sarah is diabetic.

As a borderline diabetic, Lara is able to control her blood sugar levels solely through diet.

Word forms

noun
singular: diabetic
plural: diabetics
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