Diabetapedia definition: The short name for the disease diabetes mellitus. Diabetes results when your body cannot use blood glucose as energy because it does not have enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly.
Reference: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Definition from Merriam-Webster Online at www.Merriam-Webster.com: Any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially : diabetes mellitus.
Alternate uses or abbreviations: Betes, The Big D