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Definition of Diabetes, brittle

Diabetes, brittle: 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
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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