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Definition of Brittle diabetes

Brittle diabetes: A type of diabetes when a person's blood glucose (sugar) level often swings quickly from high to low and from low to high. Also called "unstable diabetes" or "labile diabetes."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18392
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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