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So that article on health problems caused by ambient NOx brought up diabetes, and of course "diabeetus" popped into my head.
Which reminded me, some older people in my family don't call it "diabetes" (in any kind of pronunciation). They call it "sugar".
As in, "he has sugar" means "he has diabetes". Or, "how's your sugar?" means "is your diabetes under control?", not "what is your current blood glucose level?"
@bhtooefr I've heard "how's your sugar" but not "he has sugar"