from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to diabetes mellitus. The most common form is diabetes mellitus, in which the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, and the condition if untreated is generally fatal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the name of two different affections, diabetes mellitus, or persistent glucosuria, and diabetes insipidus, or polyuria, both characterized in ordinary cases by an abnormally large discharge of urine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
"Bottom line in diabetes is we have to be aggressive early in the disease," Zonszein says.
The word diabetes, from the Greek for “passing through,” indicates that the one and only thing diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus have in common is excessive discharge of urine.
Erectile dysfunction in diabetes is due to selective defect in the brain
Aretaeus is said to have introduced the term diabetes, though there are some indications of previous references to the term.
So you have diabetes and you know that you have to follow a diabetic diet, but maybe you have also heard of the term diabetes mellitus pathophysiology and are wondering what it is supposed to mean to you.
This gave rise to the name "diabetes," from a Greek word meaning "to pass through."
His heroic struggle with diabetes is revelatory and will be inspiring to the audience.
The target fasting level for a person with diabetes is 70 to 130 mg/dl.
I also learned from cardiovascular surgeon, Robert Chilton, that type 2 diabetes is already a cardiovascular disease with all the risk factors for heart attacks and heart disease.
In general, diabetes is part of the aging process as more people lead sedentary lives and forget to change their diet from one of colas, chips and high-fructose snacks.