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 n.— «Diabetes, commonly known as “sugar” in many Caribbean cultures, occurs when the body either lacks the ability to produce the hormone insulin, lacks the ability to use insulin properly—or both.» —“Diabetes campaign to start with fundraising gala, fashion show” by Aesha Duval Virgin Islands Daily News (St. Thomas, USVI) Nov. 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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