Other ways to say ‘diabetes’ in Spanish.

Researching diabetes and the way it was understood and treated over time, I came across a physician who referred to it as 'the pissing evil'. Because (in case you were unaware) the most obvious symptoms of diabetes are (1) overwhelming thirst, and (2) then, logically, the constant need to urinate.

I would guess most languages have lay terms for diabetes. In German it's zuckerkrank (sugar sick). But this is one of those terms that even the most inclusive dictionaries is unlikely to come up with what you want. Which is why I'm here talking to people who really know Spanish.

If possible I would love to get a colloquial translation of 'the pissing evil' but if that's not viable, the colloquial term for diabetes would be a huge help.

Thank you.

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