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diabeticdi‧a‧bet‧ic1 /ˌdaɪəˈbetɪk◂/ adjective  1 MIhaving diabetes Sarah is diabetic.2 MIcaused by diabetes a diabetic coma3 MDDFproduced for people who have diabetes diabetic chocolate
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diabeticAnne is diabetic.Daniel was not eligible as a donor because she is diabetic.Vet says she could be diabetic.This study has shown that an acceptable standard of diabetic care can be provided in normal surgery time.No differences were observed in the diabetic group as a whole compared to controls.It also occurs in alcoholism, diabetic ketoacidosis, and in patients taking antacids which bind phosphate in the gut.Conclusion - Angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibition by enalapril effectively reduces microalbuminuria in normotensive diabetic patients whereas hydrochlorothiazide is not effective.It is obviously difficult to study arterial prostacyclin production in diabetic subjects.In doing so, he developed a blister on his foot that turned into a diabetic ulcer.
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diabeticdiabetic2 noun [countable]  MIsomeone who has diabetes
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diabeticThen his weaknesses - alcohol, drugs, any physical weakness such as being a diabetic.Insulin will bring a diabetic to normal without the faintest need of a knife, but appendicitis needs an operation.Her stepson Michael Sellers is a diabetic.But then came the news his immigration application had been delayed a few weeks because he's a diabetic.Then the diabetic had suffered a hypoglycaemic attack.Their potentially adverse effects with particular reference to the diabetic will now be outlined.The diabetic is unable to regulate sugar in this way.Severe lipaemia in an undiagnosed diabetic will usually resolve with the institution of insulin therapy and effective diabetic control.
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