Because of diabetes and all the other health problems caused by obesity, kids in the U.S. today may turn out to be the first group of Americans with life spans that are shorter than their parents’.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Cigarettes were killing the "real" smokers, though, and the long twice-daily pill line included not just the people getting psych meds but also women who desperately needed their heart or diabetes medication to stay standing.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Something about complications from diabetes, and whenever he saw the woman eating a bowl of soup, he thought about her husband upstairs.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
Most of them were hot tempered—though they blamed diabetes for this whenever possible.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
Her father was confined to a wheelchair since his foot was amputated in August, a complication of diabetes.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
She starts to suspect her cat has diabetes.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
And so it was Dr. van Veen, a couple of years later, who first discovered that Tante Jans had diabetes.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
All the diabetics aren’t dying the way they used to, they’re living long enough so that they’re passing the diabetes on to their children.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The blind man dies of diabetes.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
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In the 1990s, diabetes and heart disease converged on him.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
I also told them a huge lie, that I had diabetes.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Bubeh had diabetes and had to take insulin every day, which my Aunt Betsy often gave her.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
I have had diabetes for years.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
You must have sugar diabetes.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
You’re going to give me diabetes.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
With all that plus the whole family’s high blood pressure and diabetes, the Lackses figured they pretty much supported the pharmaceutical industry, plus several doctors.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Ruth has diabetes, and Peter has prostate trouble.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
That is why diabetes borders on consumption.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Janet Isinghoff was thirty-three years old, primigravid, with a family history of diabetes.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
Do you have diabetes (which has a powerful association with heart disease)?
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
I like it, but I’ve got diabetes.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
The one with diabetes?
Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
Not long ago a nurse by the name of Georgia Sadler began a campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of diabetes and breast cancer in the black community of San Diego.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
For one thing, she was overweight and suffered from a form of diabetes.
Luis J. Rodriguez -- Always Running
"Daddy’s sick" soon yielded to "Daddy’s gone," as Duke succumbed to diabetes at the age of thirty-five.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
Lib’s mother had diabetes.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
Sadly, I discovered that my niang had developed diabetes and a weak heart condition.
Li Cunxin -- Mao’s Last Dancer
I need to be treated for diabetes.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
Meanwhile, the father who disowned Ryan O’Neal comes down with diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and Meniere’s disease and dies a lonely, miserable death.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
June When I was pregnant with Claire, I was told that I had gestational diabetes.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
Answering the page, he’d greet the hospital operator—whichever of the dozen or so came on line—and quickly ask about her blood pressure, or her husband’s heart condition, or her mother’s diabetes.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
She had diabetes and, as a lifelong smoker, the beginnings of emphysema, though again, neither of these conditions seemed life-threatening at present, and neither adequately explained what had happened.
Nicholas Sparks -- Nights in Rodanthe
They had no curiosity about "white folks’ things," while I wanted to know if the dogs being treated for diabetes were getting well; if the rats and mice in whom cancer had been induced showed any signs of responding to treatment.
Richard Wright -- Black Boy
Before she left she had babbled to Mrs. Westlake her dislike for Aunt Bessie, the fact that Kennicott’s income was now more than five thousand a year, her view of the reason why Vida had married Raymie (which included some thoroughly insincere praise of Raymie’s "kind heart"), her opinion of the library-board, just what Kennicott had said about Mrs. Carthal’s diabetes, and what Kennicott thought of the several surgeons in the Cities.
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
They are trying to cure themselves of arthritis, diabetes, blindness and cancer.
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
You see, dear boy, I have diabetes … my gray hair is painfully thin.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
Then about the pancreas, diabetes …. One thing led to another.
Abraham Verghese -- Cutting for Stone
He developed colitis and in 1909 learned he had diabetes.
Erik Larson -- The Devil in the White City
Maybe they told him the truth—that he had diabetes—but if so he kept their terrible diagnosis a secret.
Russell Baker -- Growing Up
"I’d love to," Y.T. says, "but my diabetes is acting up real bad."
Neal Stephenson -- Snow Crash
She had a form of juvenile arthritis, brought on by diabetes, that made her weak and kept her in pain most of her life.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
Her mom suffered from diabetes, and the loan payments on the property ate up almost every dollar the orchard brought in.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Best of Me
Clinton had succeeded Gullberg and was the chief of the Section until 2002, when diabetes and coronary artery disease had forced him into retirement.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Obesity has been linked to heart disease, colon cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, infertility, and strokes.
Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
He hated fat people, thought they were weak and had no discipline, people who complained about their blood pressure and diabetes and heart problems and whined about the cost of medicine, but couldn’t summon the strength to put the fork down.
Nicholas Sparks -- Safe Haven
"Diabetes," Smithson said.
Michael Crichton -- The Andromeda Strain
Diabetes has never been easy to live with.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Seabiscuit
…Bois or at Saint-Cloud, he would rise from table and leave the house so abruptly—especially if it threatened to rain, and so to scatter the ’faithful’ before their normal time—that on one occasion the Princesse des Laumes (at whose house dinner had been so late that Swann had left before the coffee came in, to join the Verdurins on the Island in the Bois) observed: "Really, if Swann were thirty years older, and had diabetes, there might be some excuse for his running away like that.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
About the famous guests—Dr. Rouncefield the Chicago surgeon, a diabetes specialist from Omaha, a Pittsburgh internist—stood massed the faculty members.