diabetes diabetes  /ˌdaɪ ə ˈbi tiz/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Supplementing infants' diets with vitamin D may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life.
  2. In a four-year study, the popular Mediterranean-style diet helped keep Type 2 diabetes patients off blood-sugar-controlling medications.
  3. Judge Sonia Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8.

News

  1. Diabetes support group to meet

    Great River Health Systems’ Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the Maple Room on the Garden Level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The support group is for people who are newly diagnosed and those who have had diabetes for years, and their family members. Its purpose is to share ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mt. Pleasant News

  2. Diabetes follow-up classes at HCHC

    Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Team will be offering an annual follow-up class Thursday, July 11. The class will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. in the new Diabetes Education Center, located in Suite 24 at HCHC. Directions will be given when you call Laura Williams, RN, CDE, CCP, at 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by noon on July 10. The program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mt. Pleasant News

  3. American Diabetes Association Releases Statement on the Socioecological Determinants of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

    The epidemic growth of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. over the past decade has clearly been shown to be associated with social, environmental and economic factors, as outlined in a Scientific Statement released ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "When she was diagnosed ...... she was informed that people with diabetes can't grow up to be police officers or private investigators like Nancy Drew," President Barack Obama said in introducing Sotomayor this week. "In essence she was told...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "Dietary patterns have been changing dramatically in Vietnam in recent years, particularly in the cities as they become more westernised ...... there are fast food outlets everywhere," Prof Nguyen said. "In Asia, diabetes is commonly found...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Tuan Nguyen Source: Brisbane Times

  3. "South Korean media reported that I have diabetes and even heart disease, but the fact is that is not the case at all," Mr Kim told delegates at the farewell luncheon.
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Kim Jong Il Source: BBC News

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