noun. ['ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz'] a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst.
- diabetes insipidus
- polygenic disease
- polygenic disorder
- diabetes mellitus
Words that Rhyme with Diabetes
Example sentences of the word diabetes
1. Noun, plural
You should also speak with a doctor if you exhibit other symptoms of skin problems or diabetes.
2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
It can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol and hypertension.
Quotes containing the word diabetes
1. My diabetes is such a central part of my life... it did teach me discipline... it also taught me about moderation... I've trained myself to be super-vigilant... because I feel better when I am in control.
- Sonia Sotomayor
2. My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
- Abby Wambach
3. I have high blood sugars, and Type 2 diabetes is not going to kill me. But I just have to eat right, and exercise, and lose weight, and watch what I eat, and I will be fine for the rest of my life.
- Tom Hanks