of or relating to or persons having .
having or resulting from .
a person who has .
Contemporary Examples

One diabetic woman who fell ill on the journey died along the way.
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And what if they are also a diabetic and are traveling with a syringe of what they say is insulin.
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For example, I cannot imagine trying to treat a diabetic patient without insulin, or an asthmatic patient without bronchodilators.
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His brother was diabetic and he had stolen one of his used needles.
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She was a diabetic, so she was in some ways committing suicide in front of everyone.
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Historical Examples

There are some pathologically obese families in which this will not be true, but they are as rare as diabetic families.
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Coma, with or without the peculiar dyspnoea of diabetic coma, is a rare occurrence in gastrectasia.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

diabetic patients on a meat diet sometimes have a good deal of uric acid from this source.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Certainly, if he counted his rolls, the man could hardly have suspected me of a diabetic tendency.
The Record of Nicholas Freydon A. J. (Alec John) Dawson

It is very important for a diabetic to take a considerable amount of exercise: he can utilize his carbohydrate better, if he does.
The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes Lewis Webb Hill

of, relating to, or having diabetes
for the use of diabetics: diabetic chocolate
a person who has diabetes

1799; see diabetes + -ic. From 1840 as a noun.

diabetic di·a·bet·ic (dī’ə-bět’ĭk)

Relating to, having, or resulting from diabetes.

Intended for use by a person with diabetes.

One who has diabetes.


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