Cancer / Diabetes -- word definitions compared
- From: "Pro-Humanist FREELOVER" <prohuman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:30:31 -0600
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You often see the word diabetes, and based
on the array of disparate definitions, have
difficulty in ascertaining what, exactly, is
being discussed. Does the word cancer
have a similar multi-definitional and con-
fusing presentation? No.
Only 1 definition for cancer as a disease.
With 5 separate definitions of diabetes as a
disease, when the word is used, you have
to decide which of the 5 disease definitions
is applicable. Is it diabetes insipidus? Is it
diabetes mellitus? Is it diabetes type 1?
Is it diabetes type 2? Is it diabetes, one
of several disorders characterized by
increased urine production?
Isn't the multi-definitional nature of the
diabetes word inherently confusing, lead-
ing to misinterpretation and misunderstanding?
Isn't there a better way to characterize the
conditions which currently go by the name
Yes, see the following for details:
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C.ure I.nsulinitis A.ssociation
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