Meaning of diabetic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪəˈbɛtɪk/

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  • 1(of a person) having diabetes.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Most Indian diets are predominantly cereal based and thus higher carbohydrate intakes have become usual for people with diabetes unlike diabetic subjects in western countries.’
    • ‘Dogs may have been under suspicion in these studies, but three cases show dogs in a good light as they detect their diabetic owners' hypoglycaemia.’
    • ‘Many factors like BMI, BP and glycaemic control might affect IR in an obese hypertensive diabetic patient population like our amlodipine group.’
    • ‘Because of the projected increase in type 2 diabetes the number of diabetic patients worldwide is predicted to double within the next 15 years, to over 100 million.’
    • ‘Many diabetic patients have neuropathy, which, in combination with arterial insufficiency, puts them at increased risk of neuroischaemic tissue loss’
    • ‘The cost of providing dialysis for uremic diabetic patients in the U.S. exceeded $2 billion in 1990.’
    • ‘Only five reviewers pointed out that diabetic patients with hypertension benefit more from blood pressure control than blood glucose control.’
    • ‘He was also diabetic, but was deprived of his medication for as long as three months.’
    • ‘The profoundly deaf man is also diabetic and had a leg amputated after a road accident.’
    • ‘Nowadays diabetic children's diets are not very different from what other children eat.’
    • ‘So far, the first approach can only cure diabetic mice, while the second one can only breed mice designed not to become diabetic if their b cells are knocked out.’
    • ‘In one, Japanese researchers fed genetically diabetic mice a diet containing 20-percent whole maitake powder for eight weeks.’
    • ‘There is no need to disproportionately restrict the intake of carbohydrates in the diet of most diabetic patients.’
    • ‘My mother had packed a lunch in our cooler, including some cans of imported diet soda for my diabetic brother, Don.’
    • ‘Maybe they're diabetic or on a diet, but they still want something sweet at the end of a meal.’
    • ‘The book contains a list of food items suitable for diabetic patients, routine exercises, diet control measures and details of periodical check-ups.’
    • ‘Insulin omission, which is recognised as a purging behaviour in the DSM-IV criteria, was the most common weight loss method after dieting among the diabetic subjects.’
    1. 1.1Relating to or designed to relieve diabetes.
      ‘a diabetic clinic’
      • ‘a diabetic diet’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Avoid all artificial sweeteners found in diet drinks and some diabetic foods as these are toxic to the liver and can cause hypoglycaemia and fatigue.’
      • ‘She said although 90 per cent of arthritis patients would experience foot problems at some time, specialist foot clinics were scarce, in contrast with diabetic centres.’
      • ‘Since diabetics are at high risk for heart disease, avoiding fat and cholesterol is the most important goal of the diabetic diet, and a vegetarian diet is ideal.’
      • ‘Prevention with foot hygiene, proper shoes, no self-performed foot surgery, and attendance at diabetic clinic is essential.’
      • ‘We did not find a relation between an institution sponsoring a diabetic clinic and monitoring frequency or glycemic control.’
      • ‘Duoderm is designed for chronically ill elderly people with non-healing diabetic wounds.’
      • ‘Some patients develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy characterised by loss of sensation in the feet.’
      • ‘A special photographic process is very helpful in detecting early effects of diabetic retinopathy.’
      • ‘Left untreated, diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to a coma and possibly death.’
      • ‘Off-loading therapy is a key part of the treatment plan for diabetic foot ulcers.’
      • ‘Susan's first thought was that he had died after lapsing into a diabetic coma.’
      • ‘The most common and most serious eye complication of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, which may result in poor vision or even blindness.’
      • ‘This mechanism is thought to be important in some forms of laxative abuse, diabetic diarrhoea, and thyrotoxicosis.’
      • ‘The newer diabetic drugs and asthma/emphysema drugs have probably extended the mortality of diabetics and asthmatics and former smokers.’
      • ‘Time zone changes and altered meal times can result in insulin dependent diabetics becoming hypoglycaemic, though diabetic meals can be provided.’
      • ‘The urine ketone dip test was highly sensitive for diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic ketosis with or without acidosis.’
      • ‘Overall, almost half of all Latinos with diabetes had diabetic retinopathy.’


  • A person who has diabetes.

    ‘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?’
    • ‘For these reasons nicotinic acid therapy is not recommended for diabetics or persons who suffer from gout.’
    • ‘In fact, cataracts and glaucoma are twice as common in diabetics as in non-diabetics.’
    • ‘One of the biggest controversies in diabetes management these days is how diabetics should eat.’
    • ‘Severe diabetics often suffer kidney failure and have to spend hours a day on a dialysis machine.’
    • ‘Dr. Sherita Golden who led the study suggested diabetics should monitor their blood sugar levels more than twice a day.’
    • ‘The drug was studied in about 5000 people, but has not been been evaluated in diabetics under age 18.’
    • ‘He notes that when diabetics get too much insulin, their blood sugar drops and they get ravenously hungry.’
    • ‘Fourteen patients were known diabetics who had a loss of glucose control.’
    • ‘Kidney failure is one of the top leading causes of death among diabetics.’
    • ‘Amputation is thirteen times more frequent in diabetics as in the same age non-diabetics.’
    • ‘Her research will help diabetics whose impaired bones will not properly heal.’
    • ‘One condition to which diabetics are significantly more prone is heart disease.’
    • ‘For example, one young boy with emotional difficulties was also a newly diagnosed diabetic.’
    • ‘Fear motivates us to drive cautiously even when in a great hurry, and fear makes a diabetic adhere to his diet and take his insulin daily.’
    • ‘Diabetes UK care adviser Roopinder Drar said the rules that applied to a diabetic's diet could often be applied to anyone.’
    • ‘Being a diabetic, my visits to the clinic for blood tests were frequent and he became a family pathologist.’
    • ‘I have been a diabetic since junior high and had to drink sissy diet sodas for years.’