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What does the word diabetes mean?
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Is the word diabetes capitalized in a sentence?
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Can a mother who has thyroid cancer cause type one diabetes in her children?
Can you get type one diabetes by being obese?
There are two different things people mean by "type-one" diabetes. Sometimes they mean "juvenile (genetic) diabetes" (which is insulin-dependent). Other times they mean insulin-dependent diabetes in general, including type-two diabetes that has deteriorated until insulin injections are required. In the second case, yes, it's possible for obesity to lead to insulin resistance which leads to diabetes, which in turn deteriorates until insulin is absolutely required. In the first case, no, juvenile diabetes appears in children from genetic causes.
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What is another word for inherted if your taking about diabetes?
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What is the origin of the word diabetes?
Diabetes comes from the Greek word for "siphon". An Ancient Greek physician noticed that patients with diabetes excessively urinated, "siphoning" fluid out of their bodies. As a result, he named the condition diabetes. The full name is actually diabetes mellitus - mellitus is Latin for "honey-sweet", since the patient's urine was noticeably sweet. There is an unrelated condition, diabetes insipidus, that causes excessive urine as well -- but that urine is very dilute and has no taste.
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