anti diabetic

diabetic

[dahy-uh-bet-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to diabetes or persons having diabetes.
2.
having or resulting from diabetes.
noun
3.
a person who has diabetes.

Origin:
1790–1800; diabet(es) + -ic

antidiabetic, adjective
nondiabetic, adjective
undiabetic, adjective
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diabetic (ˌdaɪəˈbɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having diabetes
2.  for the use of diabetics: diabetic chocolate
 
n
3.  a person who has diabetes
 
usage  Rather than talking about a diabetic or diabetics, it is better to talk about a person with diabetes, people with diabetes

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diabetic
1799 (adj.), 1840 (n.), from diabetes.
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diabetic di·a·bet·ic (dī'ə-bět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to, having, or resulting from diabetes.

  2. Intended for use by a person with diabetes.

n.
One who has diabetes.
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