Definition of diabetic in English:


Line breaks: dia|bet¦ic
Pronunciation: /dʌɪəˈbɛtɪk


  • 1Having diabetes.
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    • 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
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    • 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.


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  • A person suffering from diabetes.
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    • 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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