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Diabesity

Diabetes caused by overweight or obesity. Used in the book Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America – and What We Must Do to Stop It, by Dr. Francine R. Kaufman, a pediatric endocrinologist, the director of the diabetes clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and a past president of the American Diabetes Association. The term was trademarked in 2000 by the nonprofit Shape Up America!

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