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Definitions for diabetic
ˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪkdi·a·bet·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diabeticadjective

    someone who has diabetes

  2. diabeticadjective

    of or relating to or causing diabetes

  3. diabeticadjective

    suffering from diabetes


  1. diabeticnoun

    A person who suffers from diabetes mellitus.

  2. diabeticadjective

    Of or pertaining to diabetes, especially diabetes mellitus.

  3. diabeticadjective

    Having diabetes, especially diabetes mellitus.

  4. diabeticadjective

    Suitable for one having diabetes mellitus.


  1. diabetic

    Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a group of common endocrine diseases characterized by sustained high blood sugar levels. Diabetes is caused by either a lack of insulin-secreting beta-cells in the pancreas due to an autoimmune response (type 1 diabetes), an imbalance between blood sugar level and insulin production (type 2 diabetes), and can be precipitated by pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Symptoms of diabetes can vary, and if untreated, can have a range of acute and chronic complications. Untreated or poorly treated diabetes accounts for approximately 1.5 million deaths per year.There is no widely-accepted cure for most cases of diabetes. The most common treatment for type 1 diabetes is insulin replacement therapy (insulin injections). Anti-diabetic medications such as metformin and semaglutide, as well as lifestyle modifications, can be used to prevent or respond to type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes normally resolves shortly after delivery. As of 2019, an estimated 463 million people had diabetes worldwide accounting for 8.8% of the adult population. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of all diabetes cases. The prevalence of the disease continues to increase, most dramatically in low- and middle-income nations. Rates are similar in women and men, with diabetes being the 7th-leading cause of death globally. By 2030, it is forecast that global expenditure on diabetes-related healthcare will exceed US$1 trillion.


  1. diabetic

    A diabetic is a person who suffers from diabetes, a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood due to the body's inability to produce enough insulin or use insulin effectively. This condition can lead to serious health issues if not controlled, such as heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, and vision loss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diabeticadjective

    alt. of Diabetical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diabetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diabetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of diabetic in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    It's not just in politics. It is in all institutions, including in the Vatican there are cases of corruption, corruption is something that eats you inside like sugar. It's sweet, we like it, it's easy. And then we end up sick and poor. So much sugar that we either end up being diabetic or own country ends up being diabetic.

  2. Novo Nordisk:

    The first trial in the programme is planned for initiation in first quarter of 2016 and will investigate the efficacy and safety of once-daily oral semaglutide doses of 3 mg, 7 mg and 14 mg, compared to once-daily oral anti-diabetic sitagliptin dose of 100 mg, the remaining six trials of the PIONEER programme are all expected to be initiated during 2016.

  3. Mahmoud Ibrahim:

    The decision to fast is actually an interplay between three major players—the person himself, his religious leader, and the medical advisor, all people with type 1 diabetes or who need insulin should not fast, any underaged child should not fast, and of course any women who are diabetic and pregnant should not fast at all.

  4. Christopher Starr:

    In reading these websites, the information gathered should be used, not as dogma, but as the foundation for a more highly informed one-on-one discussion with your doctor at your next visit, and if it's been a while, reading these websites will hopefully remind diabetic patients of the importance of regular screening exams for diabetic retinopathy.

  5. Aaron White:

    Alcohol increases insulin levels and lowers blood glucose, so combining alcohol with anti-diabetic drugs that regulate glucose levels could cause an undesirable drop in blood sugar. And, over time, it could contribute to insulin insensitivity, our findings highlight a major gap in the literature.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. splay
    • C. naiant
    • D. lank

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