An example of diabetes is when your body can't produce enough insulin on its own, and eating too much sugar makes your blood sugar spike.
An example of diabetes is Type 1 diabetes (when the body does not have the capacity to produce enough insulin) which accounts for around 10% of the total diabetics in the U.S.
An example of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes (when the body does not use insulin properly), which accounts for 90% of the the diabetics in the U.S., is typically brought on by a lifetime of poor health decisions.
- Type 1 diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Gestational diabetes.
Origin of diabetes
- Middle English diabete from Medieval Latin diabētēs from Latin from Greek siphon, diabetes from diabainein to cross over, straddle dia- dia- bainein to go gwā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω (diabainō, “to pass through”), via the participle διαβήτης (diabētēs, “passing through”). This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.