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diabetic

Syllabification: di·a·be·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈbedik
 
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Definition of diabetic in English:

adjective

1Having diabetes.
Example sentences
  • The commonest cause of neuropathic ulceration is diabetes, and many diabetic patients with neuropathic ulceration will also have an arterial problem that requires correction.
  • Results indicated that alpha lipoic acid may slightly improve cardiac autonomic neuropathy in diabetic patients.
  • The same holds true for a diabetic patient with neuropathy and a foot ulcer.
1.1Relating to or designed to relieve diabetes: a diabetic clinic a diabetic diet
More example sentences
  • A diabetic diet need not mean a complete departure from a normal one; often, a few adjustments will suffice.
  • Since diabetes is seen as a slow killer, diabetic clinics always advise people to take utmost care in their diet.
  • The hospital has a special diabetic care clinic and encourages patients to use the public facilities to exercise, maintain and manage good health.

noun

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A person suffering from diabetes.
Example sentences
  • Research that helps us understand how older diabetics view their illness is largely unexplored.
  • Ginkgo has been used experimentally to treat diabetics and Raynaud's disease.
  • What type of surgical intervention is best for diabetics with cardiovascular disease?

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