from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A severe, chronic form of diabetes caused by insufficient production of insulin and resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The disease, which typically appears in childhood or adolescence, is characterized by increased sugar levels in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, frequent urination, acidosis, and wasting.
- noun A mild form of diabetes that typically appears first in adulthood and is exacerbated by obesity and an inactive lifestyle. This disease often has no symptoms, is usually diagnosed by tests that indicate glucose intolerance, and is treated with changes in diet and an exercise regimen.
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- noun A medical disorder characterized by varying or persistent
hyperglycemia, especially after eating.
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- noun diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin diabētēs mellītus : Latin diabētēs, diabetes + Latin mellītus, honey-sweet.]
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