Diabetes sugar

(Med. Chem.) a variety of sugar (grape sugar or dextrose) excreted in the urine in diabetes mellitus; - the presence of such a sugar in the urine is used to diagnose the illness.

See also: Sugar

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It refers to a major symptom of diabetes sugar in the urine, and is a far more acceptable name than the one it was known by in the 17th century, when it was called the pissing evil.
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