Definition of Diabetic

1. Noun. Someone who has diabetes.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or causing diabetes.
Partainyms: Diabetes
Derivative terms: Diabetes

3. Adjective. Suffering from diabetes.
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Diabetes

Definition of Diabetic

1. a. Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment.

Definition of Diabetic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to diabetes, especially diabetes mellitus. ¹

2. Adjective. Having diabetes, especially diabetes mellitus. ¹

3. Adjective. Suitable for one having diabetes mellitus. ¹

4. Noun. A person who suffers from diabetes mellitus. ¹

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Definition of Diabetic

1. one who has diabetes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Diabetic

1. Diabetes mellitus is a disorder that is caused by the insufficient production of the pancreatic hormone insulin. Without insulin cells are unable to absorb glucose, necessary for cellular metabolism and energy production. Patients may have type I diabetes (juvenile onset) or type II diabetes (adult onset). Individuals with either condition are considered to be diabetic. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diabetic

diabetes and fibre
diabetes innocens
diabetes insipidus
diabetes intermittens
diabetes mellitus
diabetes related peptide
diabetic (current term)
diabetic acidosis
diabetic amyotrophy
diabetic arthropathy
diabetic cataract
diabetic coma
diabetic dermopathy
diabetic diet
diabetic fetopathy
diabetic foot
diabetic gangrene
diabetic gingivitis
diabetic glomerulosclerosis
diabetic ketoacidosis

Literary usage of Diabetic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"The darker will be diabetic. 2. diabetic urine gives a reaction even after the dilution reaches four to six hundred times the original bulk. ..."

2. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"When, in attempting to explain diabetic hyperglycaemia and glyco- suria, we glance at the carbohydrate metabolism of diabetic patients, one of the first and ..."

3. A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Microscopical and Chemical by Charles Edmund Simon (1904)
"5 parts of gentian-violet, for example, is added to non-diabetic urine, it will be observed that the urine gradually dissolves the eosin and assumes a ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"A CASE OF diabetic GANGRENE. BY JULIUS L. SALINGER, MD [Read September 11, 1895.] THERE is scarcely a subject in medical literature upon which there has ..."

5. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"diabetic GANGRENE diabetic gangrene is a term applied to those cases of ... diabetic gangrene may show itself spontaneously without previous injury to the ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"The majority of them had never suffered from the usual diabetic symptoms, but became the objects of study on account of a suspicion of diabetes due to ..."

7. Modern ophthalmology: A Practical Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and by James Moores Ball (1908)
"From the writings of Hirschberg and others it is evident that diabetic retinal affections are ... As a rule, diabetic retinitis shows more hemorrhages and a ..."

8. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"545) on diabetic COMA. In the larger number of cases diabetics die from visceral complications, and in many of the recorded cases of death ascribed to ..."

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