What does Diabetes mean?

Definitions for Diabetesˌdaɪ əˈbi tɪs, -tiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. diabetes(Noun)

    A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.

  2. diabetes(Noun)

    Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.

  3. Origin: From the διαβαίνω, via the participle διαβήτης. This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diabetes(noun)

    a disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. , fr. to pass or cross over. See Diabase.]


  1. Diabetes

    Diabetes is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published since 1952 by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research about the physiology and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus including any aspect of laboratory, animal or human research. Emphasis is on investigative reports focusing on areas such as the pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications, normal and pathologic pancreatic islet function and intermediary metabolism, pharmacological mechanisms of drug and hormone action, and biochemical and molecular aspects of normal and abnormal biological processes. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 8.889, ranking it 5th out of 116 journals in the category "Endocrinology & Metabolism".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diabetes

    dī-a-bē′tēz, n. a disease marked by a morbid and excessive discharge of urine.—adjs. Diabet′ic, -al. [Gr., from diabainein, dia, through, and bainein, to go.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Diabetes

    a disease characterised by an excessive discharge of urine, and accompanied with great thirst; there are two forms of this disease.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diabetes in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diabetes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emmanuela Gakidou:

    The concern in children would be early onset of diabetes.

  2. Sanford Bernstein analyst Tim Anderson:

    This is a positive, and a first for the field of diabetes.

  3. Sethu Reddy:

    Maybe in the next five to 10 years they ’d have more diabetes.

  4. Phil Southerland:

    I believe sport can be the unifying point for people with diabetes.

  5. Roxanne Sukol:

    Fifty percent of Americans have either diabetes or prediabetes by age 65 now.

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