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Definition any of several metabolic disorders characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood and marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes.
diabetes = a disease in which the body can't control the amount of sugar in the blood and that is marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • 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
  • diabetes = a disease in which the body can't control the amount of sugar in the blood and that is marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • In the 1990s, diabetes and heart disease converged on him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He developed colitis and in 1909 learned he had diabetes.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • They are trying to cure themselves of arthritis, diabetes, blindness and cancer.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Diabetes," Smithson said.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • You see, dear boy, I have diabetes ... my gray hair is painfully thin.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Sadly, I discovered that my niang had developed diabetes and a weak heart condition.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • 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
  • I also told them a huge lie, that I had diabetes.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You're going to give me diabetes.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Janet Isinghoff was thirty-three years old, primigravid, with a family history of diabetes.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • 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
  • Then about the pancreas, diabetes ....
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Do you have diabetes (which has a powerful association with heart disease)?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • 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
  • June When I was pregnant with Claire, I was told that I had gestational diabetes.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Bubeh had diabetes and had to take insulin every day, which my Aunt Betsy often gave her.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "I'd love to," Y.T. says, "but my diabetes is acting up real bad."
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Ruth has diabetes, and Peter has prostate trouble.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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